Starting April 20th 2015, Canadian commercial importers will no longer be, nor need to be, listed on the Appendix G Pre-clearance list to import Canadian compliant vehicles directly from foreign manufacturers registered in the Appendix G Pre-clearance program.
As a result of this, Canadian companies will be entitled to import vehicles commercially via Appendix G Pre-clearance when the following conditions are met:
They maintain a valid import/export business number (BN) registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a company established in Canada;
They declare themselves as the importer of record as appearing on Canada Border Services Agency final accounting documentation;
The vehicle class and the foreign manufacturer are both registered in the Appendix G Pre-clearance program.
Foreign manufacturers and their classes of vehicles currently registered in the Appendix G Pre-clearance program prior to April 20th 2015 will remain listed on Appendix G and do not need to re-apply.
Foreign manufacturers who, prior to April 20th 2015, already exported their vehicles into Canada via Appendix G using the services of a commercial importer established in Canada are encouraged to retain this system on condition the commercial importer meets the obligations and responsibilities of an importer in accordance with the Customs Act and its supporting regulations