U.S. export requirements

U.S. Census and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) require notification a minimum of 72 hours notice prior to export of all self-propelled vehicles being permanently exported from the United States.

The following do not require export notification: all trailers, visitors’ vehicles, and temporary exports

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CBP regulations require the following at U.S. border points:

  1. Contact U.S. Customs (CBP)
    CBP recommends that you contact the U.S. customs office where you plan to cross into Canada to verify the documentation required and their hours of operation.

  2. AES Filing
    Contact a U.S. AES authorized agent, freight forwarder or customs broker to electronically file your export information, if the U.S. person or company you purchased the vehicle from did not file on your behalf.

    You will be provided with an ITN number that must accompany documents submitted to CBP.


  3. CBP Notification
    CBP requires a minimum of 72 hours notification that a vehicle is being exported from the U.S.

    You must provide the following to CBP at the port of exit from the U.S.:

    • Proof of Ownership – Certificate of Title, Bill of Sale
    • ITN number
  4. Vehicle Presentation
    The vehicle must be presented to U.S. Customs at the time of export at the U.S. port of exit.

For more information, visit U.S. Census and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).


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