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Old 08 May 2009, 21:38   #1
Country: USA
Town: Port Townsend
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Buying a used RIB in Canada

Has anyone purchased a used RIB from a private party in Canada and brought it back to the US? What was involved with the paperwork, duty and taxes, going through customs, etc.? This is an older Avon (with engine and trailer), so unfortunately I don't think it would be subject to any of the NAFTA export/import exemptions for Canadian-built RIBs.

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Old 08 May 2009, 21:58   #2
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hey there haven, ive been looking at doing the same thing recently from Canada or U.K. to the U.S. so any information would be of value good luck.

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Old 13 May 2009, 10:35   #3
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Town: Negaunee, Michigan
Make: Avon SR6
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150hp Evinrude
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Ya know, I purchased a SR6 out of Connecticut and cut through Canada to get it home. It is much faster to go from Buffalo to Port Huron, Michigan via Canada. I had no problems entering Canada or the US. I told them I bought it in Connecticut and was just transporting it to Michigan. In Port Huron I was asked if I had a receipt, I said yes and they waved me through never looking at the receipt.
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Old 01 June 2009, 05:32   #4
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duty and customs

just get a customs broker, they're not as expensive as I thought (reverse, bringing boats into canada)

duty should be very low on used equipment. Get receipt to reflect larger amt for american built outboard and/or trailer, if they are in a package.

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