Importing vehicles from the U.S. – for individuals

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Looking to import a car or truck from the United States?

Laberge Transport is here to help. As a Canadian-based professional vehicle transportation company, here are important tips we share with our customers about the steps required.

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Importing vehicles from the United States

You should check with the Register of Imported Vehicles (RIV.ca) if your vehicle is admissible to Canada.

For private customers, you have two choices:

1. Use a customs broker

  • They will take care of the documents required for customs clearance of your vehicle. Transport Laberge suggest using Delmar International (450) 246-4675).
  • You must follow the procedures for customs clearance at ports of the United States. Each port is independent and their procedures may be different. For the procedures at Champlain NY or Port Huron MI, please see the section below.

2. Clear customs for your vehicle yourself

  • You must follow the procedures for customs clearance at ports of the United States. Each port is independent and their procedures may be different. For the procedures at Champlain NY or Port Huron MI, please see the section below.
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U.S. Customs at Champlain, New-York

You must submit the following documents to customs at least three days before the date for bringing the vehicle to customs (by mail, in person or through you customs broker):

  1. The {??} of the title
  2. Two double-sided copies of the title.
  3. The bill of sale

If you submit your documents directly to customs, they will send you a Homeland Security document, on which the date to export is indicated. You must send us a copy of this form. Without this document we cannot pass through customs.

If you submit your documents customs by mail, you must contact them to know the date to export. You must inform us of the date to export. Without this date, we cannot pass through customs.

Please note that if you do not sent us your title in time we will be required to leave your vehicle in a secure compound until the date to export. Storage fees will apply.

Telephone: 518-298-8335

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U.S. Customs at Port Huron, Michigan

You must submit the following documents to customs at least three (3) days before the date for bringing the vehicle to customs: (by fax) :

  1. A double-sided copy of the title
  2. The bill of sale

Keep you fax transmission confirmation marked with the vehicle serial number and the date and time the fax was sent. You absolutely must send us a copy of your fax transmission confirmation. Without this document we cannot pass through customs.

Make sure that the original of the title is with the vehicle. It must accompany the vehicle when going through customs.

Telephone: 810-985-9541

* Each Customs port is independent and its procedures may differ from those of others.

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Fuel surcharge

Consult the following table for important information on fuel surcharges that apply when transporting your personal vehicle.

Average price of fuel in $ CA

Surcharge Rate

1.05 et 1.149

11.00%

1.15 et 1.249

15.00%

1.25 et 1.349

19.00%

1.35 et 1.449

23.00%

1.45 et 1.549

27.00%

1.55 et 1.649

31.00%

1.65 et plus

35.00%

Forms

At Laberge Transport, we make it easy to order professional vehicle transportation services.
For your convenience as a commercial customer, download and complete the following online forms.

Individual client order form

Credit card authorization

Please send us your form at sc@transportlaberge.com

Excellency

Award-winning approach to logistics and service, backed by a commitment to the most demanding standards in the automobile transportation industry.

Convenience

Terminals located in Montreal, Quebec City and Moncton, shipping to all points across Canada and the United States.

Pro-grade fleet

Modern trucks equipped with GPS tracking and belt-retention systems for added care and pinpoint accuracy.