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Old 01-23-2013, 10:26 AM   #1
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Exclamation Canadian Import Steps to Ontario - Please correct!

We are picking up our trailer in Ohio this weekend. I THINK I have the steps figured out but would appreciate it if any Canadians out there that have imported would chime in if I got something wrong. Thanks.

1. Buy the trailer -- Check
2. Wait for it to be build and get to the dealer -- Check
3. Put insurance on it -- Check
4. Get a cashiers cheque to pay for it - Check

5. Drive to dealer to pick up trailer
6. Get paperwork from dealer -- bill of sale, manufacturers recall letter ??, Anything else?
7. AT THE BORDER: Present paperwork, pay GST portion, pay RIV fee
8. Border gives us RIV form 1 with RIV case number
9. After a few days we can download RIV form 2
10. Take trailer to CTC for inspection - get form 2 stamped
11. Go to Ministry of Trans. with all paperwork. Pay PST portion and get plates.
12. Go home and have a nice drink in celebration.

Thanks!
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:39 AM   #2
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We are picking up our trailer in Ohio this weekend. I THINK I have the steps figured out but would appreciate it if any Canadians out there that have imported would chime in if I got something wrong. Thanks.

1. Buy the trailer -- Check
2. Wait for it to be build and get to the dealer -- Check
3. Put insurance on it -- Check
4. Get a cashiers cheque to pay for it - Check

5. Drive to dealer to pick up trailer
6. Get paperwork from dealer -- bill of sale, manufacturers recall letter ??, Anything else?
7. AT THE BORDER: Present paperwork, pay GST portion, pay RIV fee
8. Border gives us RIV form 1 with RIV case number
9. After a few days we can download RIV form 2
10. Take trailer to CTC for inspection - get form 2 stamped
11. Go to Ministry of Trans. with all paperwork. Pay PST portion and get plates.
12. Go home and have a nice drink in celebration.

Thanks!
CHEERS.....
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:56 AM   #3
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I believe after CTC inspection, you wait for papers to come from RIV and then go to MOT to get the plates.

Please MAKE SURE you take ALL the paper work with you to MOT whether you think they are needed or not. I do not recall now but they asked to see something which I thought would never be needed anymore.

And keep all the paper work in a file because there is a chance that Ministry of Finance will ask you to send the custom duties paid etc papers as part of a small audit.

There is really nothing to it !

Oh that check you are taking with you, go to a customs office and declare it ! And carry the paper work with you when you are crossing customs or if you mail it, put a copy of the forms into the same envelope. It is the same with carrying over $10,000 cash. You HAVE TO declare it .... Otherwise it will be confiscated if you get caught with it without declaring it. I went to the Oshawa airport and got the paper work done by the nice customs agents in 5 minutes. They knew the procedure inside out and appreciated it that I declared it. I mailed it ...

Good luck and enjoy your new trailer !
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Declaring money

Good tip! hadn't thought of that. So we need to just tell the dude at the US customs booth that we have the cheque, show it to him, give him a copy.....

Easy... Thanks!
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We are picking up our trailer in Ohio this weekend. I THINK I have the steps figured out but would appreciate it if any Canadians out there that have imported would chime in if I got something wrong. Thanks.

1. Buy the trailer -- Check
2. Wait for it to be build and get to the dealer -- Check
3. Put insurance on it -- Check
4. Get a cashiers cheque to pay for it - Check

5. Drive to dealer to pick up trailer
6. Get paperwork from dealer -- bill of sale, manufacturers recall letter ??, Anything else?
7. AT THE BORDER: Present paperwork, pay GST portion, pay RIV fee
8. Border gives us RIV form 1 with RIV case number
9. After a few days we can download RIV form 2
10. Take trailer to CTC for inspection - get form 2 stamped
11. Go to Ministry of Trans. with all paperwork. Pay PST portion and get plates.
12. Go home and have a nice drink in celebration.

Thanks!
That is the process exactly that we experienced in 2010.

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Good tip! hadn't thought of that. So we need to just tell the dude at the US customs booth that we have the cheque, show it to him, give him a copy.....

Easy... Thanks!
Don't have to...they only worry about cash.

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You are correct in the order of things, you take the RV to Canadian Tire after you receive form 2, they do the inspection, stamp the form, fax a copy to RIV and give you the original. You can then go directly to Ministry of Transport and get plates. After a couple of weeks RIV will send you a compliance sticker which place on the RV.
Congratulations and enjoy.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:09 PM   #8
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Thanks to all - particularly to Dave and Monica who suggested to us to purchase south of the border in the first place. Took us a long time to pick just the right one. Our last challenge will be to get it parked in our yard. Although we have three acres, most is in forest so may have to get out the chain saw... Will take pics once it is safely home and parked. Can I get excited yet? LOL.
Again thanks to everyone here for their timely comments and advice. Couldn't have done it without the great people on this forum!
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One thing that caused me some time was the customs agent did not fax in form 1,after I faxed it in the form 2 was available in a couple of days, you may want to fax it in just to be sure. You may need to fax in the clearance letter as well.
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We are picking up our trailer in Ohio this weekend. I THINK I have the steps figured out but would appreciate it if any Canadians out there that have imported would chime in if I got something wrong. Thanks.

1. Buy the trailer -- Check
2. Wait for it to be build and get to the dealer -- Check
3. Put insurance on it -- Check
4. Get a cashiers cheque to pay for it - Check

5. Drive to dealer to pick up trailer
6. Get paperwork from dealer -- bill of sale, manufacturers recall letter ??, Anything else?
7. AT THE BORDER: Present paperwork, pay GST portion, pay RIV fee
8. Border gives us RIV form 1 with RIV case number
9. After a few days we can download RIV form 2
10. Take trailer to CTC for inspection - get form 2 stamped
11. Go to Ministry of Trans. with all paperwork. Pay PST portion and get plates.
12. Go home and have a nice drink in celebration.

Thanks!
After jumping though all those hoops succesfully, I believe Step 12 would include having more than just one celebration drink.

Good luck
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