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Process to import from US to Canada?

Hello,

Can anyone tell me what the process is for importing and registering a boat I purchased in US boat into Canada, specifically what documents do I need to file, and fees/taxes need to be paid?

This for a 1949 Monk, so not terribly expensive, currently registered in Washington state. It's coming to BC where I'm resident.

I did this years ago with a much more expensive sailboat (vaguely recall some sort of luxury tax) but went through a broker and don't remember any of the process. No broker involved this time,

Thanks folks,

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Re: Process to import from US to Canada?

Hi
Not so hard, just expensive. 12% of purchase price. PST and GST equivalent. Payable on first entry at port of entry.
You will need your own documents. Passport. For all persons on board.
Proof of ownership. Bill of sale. Registration signed over to your name.
And cash cheque or credit for full amount.
Keep the receipt. Border and BC registration donít share info.
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Re: Process to import from US to Canada?

Pay a customs broker to handle it - the CBSA people don't have a clue about their own rules. The customs brokers only charged me a couple of hundred $ and they saved me $thousands VS if I had listened to CBSA.
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Re: Process to import from US to Canada?

We imported our current boat ourselves. Easy. All you need is a legal bill of sale, and documentation about the where and when the boat was built. If it is a Documented boat (equivalent to Registered in Canada) then you need to first unDocument the boat in the US. This is done through the submission of a form to the USCG (I think ... confirm that one).

Otherwise, just show up at the border, and prepare to pay your GST & PST, as you would on all imported items.

One additional wrinkle is that non-North American boats are subject to duty of up to 9.5%. If the boat was built in North America, then you're covered under NAFTA; no duties. But if it comes from outside the NAFTA zone, then they hit you with import duties.
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