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.

Note: trailers or temporary exports are exempt from these requirements.

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Border crossing:

CBP regulations state that at border points:

  1. You will be need a U.S. Census ITN number which you can obtain using a U.S. AES authorized agent, freight forwarder or customs broker to electronically file your export information

  2. 72 hours prior to exporting your vehicle, you must provide CBP at the port of exit:
    • Proof of ownership
    • U.S. Census ITN number
  3. The vehicle must be presented to U.S. Customs at the time of export.

CBP recommends that you contact the customs office where you plan to cross, directly, to verify the documentation required and their hours of operation.

Select a state or province, then choose the border crossing through which you will be importing your vehicle, to view contact information for the U.S. Customs office.

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

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