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LY7Y
02-10-2012, 11:08 AM
Hi guys,
i'm wondering if anybody know a guy or company who's doing imports
from Europe to Canada.
Or maybe someone did it already and has some information for me.

Thank you
Frank

audifirst
02-11-2012, 11:26 AM
You can import 15 years and older vehicle from Europe, anything younger has to be cut to pieces and import as parts , you still be paying all taxes and duties

LY7Y
02-11-2012, 12:16 PM
I know that already.
Will call transport Canada on monday to find out what kind of paperwork are necessary to do this.

Thank you

audifirst
02-11-2012, 01:37 PM
I will tell up front that cost will be huge , I have imported back in 2002, 2001 vw Bora (Jetta) Variant TDI 4 motion 6 speed, the transport Canada will not allow to import whole car, you have to have business registered that deals with some automotive aspect, I had to ask my friend to be a receiver since he had repair shop, as personal you can import parts , engine, transmission without body, I had to literally ask my seller in Germany to cut the car in half in order to prove that vehicle is not drivable, because at the Canadian Border they open container and they see whole car and can still drive they will ship back to where it came from , unless it is 15 years or older
you need to have prove of purchase from buyer , what the vehicle is, engine, parts etc, VIN, they also required a proof that the vehicle was not stolen , I don't think that part is required now,
you need to have contact with forwarding/shipping company based on size if you need container or skid they will arrange everything, if you buying from scarp yard usually they can arrange everything for you, and fax info to you, so you can inform customs ahead what is coming which container ship etc, once they receive they will clean the vehicle if it has any soil matter left on the car, once that happens you need to have forwarding company pickup the container, and deliver to your destination , before picking up you need to pay all taxes, plus the 6% import duties, once you pay everything at the customs office, you can pick up your shipment, you can have forwarding company pre-pay the all duties and taxes for you, but they charge fee, which is better to do it yourself, there are numerous forms to fill required by customs,

LY7Y
02-11-2012, 03:30 PM
The car what i'm interested in , will be over 15 years old.
my "prob" is, to find a company who is doing the paper work here.
I import a couple cars from the states and this was a piece of cake.
don't know if there are any requirements for cars over 15 years according
to the "no go" list from TC.
Will fly down soon to Germany and buy a car and let it sitting there until everything
is worked out.

Thanks for your help

Frank

audifirst
02-11-2012, 04:04 PM
Since you are in Edmonton contact Farrex they are Frieght forwarders , they might have contact in Hamburg , this is best location to get your car shipped from , getting all the paper work prep and contacts is the best way to go about it..
don't mind to tell what car are you thinking about ?

LY7Y
02-11-2012, 05:25 PM
Depends on conditions of the car,
I'm looking to buy a 90 Quattro Typ85 or a RS2.
Thanks for the tip, will call this company on Monday .

audifirst
02-11-2012, 06:00 PM
Depends on conditions of the car,
I'm looking to buy a 90 Quattro Typ85 or a RS2.
Thanks for the tip, will call this company on Monday .

Nice, expect unexpected, finding one in good shape will be challenge especially 90 Quattro , rs2 in good condition will cost up to 22k euros
good luck

LY7Y
02-11-2012, 10:43 PM
Nice, expect unexpected, finding one in good shape will be challenge especially 90 Quattro , rs2 in good condition will cost up to 22k euros
good luck

Oh no, i'm too long in Audi that i get ripped off. I saw lot's of things in the last 20 years, believe me.

stef2.7t
04-04-2012, 11:39 AM
I've always wondered the cost of shipping from Euro...