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Old 02-16-2011, 02:57 PM
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Anyone buy a boat in Canada and bring it back to the States? What does it entail? Is it difficult to get through customs? Are there any extra taxes involved. Do most states accept a title from another country. Can you wire transfer money to a Canadian bank? Does it take longer for funds to clear? Are there brokers or agents that will take care of the whole prosses?

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Anyone buy a boat in Canada and bring it back to the States? What does it entail? Is it difficult to get through customs? Are there any extra taxes involved. Do most states accept a title from another country. Can you wire transfer money to a Canadian bank? Does it take longer for funds to clear? Are there brokers or agents that will take care of the whole prosses?

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My brother bought a boat approx. 10 years ago in Canada. At that time, it wasn't a problem getting the boat into the US because the boat was mfg. here. However because the trailer was mfg. in Canada there was a hold-up at customs. In the end he had a problem getting the trailer certified for US highway use mostly because one hand didn't know what the other was doing between customs and the Dept of transportation.

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It is no big deal. You will have to use a broker to bring it in to the US.
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like Chuck mentioned hire a broker to dot the Is & cross the Ts and she'll breeze right on thru.
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like Chuck mentioned hire a broker to dot the Is & cross the Ts and she'll breeze right on thru.
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Just curious, why hire a broker?
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Just curious, why hire a broker?
the paperwork in the customs office seems to flow right on thru , even Fedex and LTL shippers do all the paperwork thru brokers .. you know kinda like Politics
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the paperwork in the customs office seems to flow right on thru , even Fedex and LTL shippers do all the paperwork thru brokers .. you know kinda like Politics
Good to know. Yeah, on the way back we were held up at customs for some time and of course they don't communicate with you at all, you have to pry everything out of them.

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It is no big deal. You will have to use a broker to bring it in to the US.
Thanks, Do you guys have any brokers you can recommend?
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