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post #2 of Old 10-04-2009
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The process is fairly straight forward. You pay PST and GST on the boat when you cross the border. If the boat was manufactured outside of North America you will also owe duty. If there is a trailer you also pay GST on the trailer and PST when you register it. You need a title and bill of sale for both. All you need to do is tell the Canadian border agent you are importing and tell you to pull over and go inside and complete the process. If coming by water you need to stop at a port of entry. If you have a trailer you also need recall clearance letter from the manufacturer. No need to stop at US Customs, that is for cars only.
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