I bought my wee used in Michigan this spring and imported into Canada, saving about $2000. It is a relatively painless procedure once you know the rules.Hey Everyone,
I'll be picking up a Wee this spring. I'm hoping to be able to buy new in the States. The price difference is just too big to ignore.
Has anyone here had experience with this?
1. I paid NO duty for my bike but I can't remember the reason why. (Was it because it was used? Or because although the bike is made in Japan, it is for the American market?) You will however have to pay 6% GST at the Canadian border. You'll pay the provincial tax when you go to have the title put in your name at the Ministry of Transportation.Great! So far so good.
I have some more questions for those that have done it:
1. How much duty did you have to pay?
2. The RIV site says something about presenting the bike and the paperwork to US Customs 72 hours before entering Canada. Does tha mean I have to find a place to store the bike near the US border for three days?
3. How much does the inspection (thoe one done at Canadian Tire) cost?
Ahhh yes, I knew there was a reason. I just couldn't remember what it was. Thanks.There's no duty on motorcycles, regardless of point of origin, because there are not any motorcycle manufacturers here in Canada...
Thanks Footloose. That does it. First that Canadian Customs idiot intergates my for an hour. Charges me duty. Charges me PST (provincial sales tax) - they say oops, apply for a refund. Still haven't received my Form 2.I hope Roadane in BC is reading this. Go get that duty back!
How long have you been waiting for your Form 2 Roaddane? They don't tell you this, but it is possible to have your Form 2 (Inspection Form) emailed to you and you can just print it out at home.Thanks Footloose. That does it. First that Canadian Customs idiot intergates my for an hour. Charges me duty. Charges me PST (provincial sales tax) - they say oops, apply for a refund. Still haven't received my Form 2.
Besides trying to get my money back, I'm going to write a letter to the district manager about my treatment.
Trailer.Great info guys, I'm considering buying new from the US next year. Maybe a dumb question but.....what about getting it from purchase point to home? I mean how does it work with registration and insurance? Will our insurance companies accept a faxed NVIS?
Can you register it before all the inspections etc., or do you need some sort of temporary permit?
Thanks for any input
Here is the official cdn gov't site regarding importation of bikes