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Offline hank

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importing from Washington state
« on: August 14, 2022, 07:21:01 PM »
Hi Gang,
 I thought I read on here some where on how to import a car from Washington state.
Anybody have any information how to do it?
thanks
Hank

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Re: importing from Washington state
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2022, 08:29:03 AM »
thanks Tim
I appreciate the help
Hank

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Re: importing from Washington state
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2022, 09:00:27 PM »
Last time I did it, I got copies of the paperwork from the seller (as I hadn’t fully paid for it yet) I then submitted that and a bill of sale to u.s. customs to be able to export it out of the states. I think they wanted 3 days to do their checks on it. They would then approve you able to do that. Then, I paid and picked up the car and came to the Canadian border. (Sumas on a weekend) and they checked the paperwork and had me pay GST (not sure if I paid pst too) The biggest hassle was getting a rookie at the counter who didn’t want to allow the u-haul trailer into Canada with Arizona plates!! Finally someone came up and explained to him that it was ok.
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Re: importing from Washington state
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2022, 02:13:29 PM »
thanks bwaz
I'm getting the paper work together
My brother in law is giving the car to me - any idea if that will be a problem?

it is a electric converted Ford Fiesta I just want  the motor and controller and wires it has
Hank
 

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Re: importing from Washington state
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2022, 02:29:10 PM »
hmmm, not sure about that. You'd probably be better to take it across as parts rather than a vehicle as you still may have to pay tax, even if it's a gift. I know it's different if it's considered parts instead of a vehicle you plan to re-register in Canada.   
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