Frequently Asked Questions - Case-by-case Vehicle Importation
Do I need authorization from Transport Canada to import new Canadian specification vehicles purchased directly from a foreign manufacturer?
Yes, importing new Canadian specification vehicles outside of the Appendix F or Appendix G pre-clearance programs requires a vehicle identification number (VIN) specific case-by-case authorization number issued by Transport Canada.
Canada Border Services Agency officers will detain vehicles presented at the border which lack necessary pre-authorization, until they can establish compliance with import requirements. This can result in additional costs and delays to importers because non-compliant vehicles must be exported or destroyed at the importers expense.
- 1-800-333-0371 (toll-free Canada and United States)
- 1-613-998-8616 (Ottawa region and from other countries)
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