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Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations

Version of section 11 from 2006-03-22 to 2020-02-03:

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (4) to (6), any person importing into Canada a vehicle of a prescribed class shall, at the nearest customs office that is open for business, make a declaration, signed by that person or that person’s duly authorized representative, setting out

    • (a) the name and address of the company or individual importing the vehicle;

    • (b) the name of the manufacturer of the vehicle;

    • (c) the date the vehicle is presented for importation;

    • (d) the class, make, model and vehicle identification number of the vehicle;

    • (e) a statement that the vehicle bears an information label or compliance label, as the case may be, or, where the importer is an individual, a statement from the manufacturer or the duly authorized representative of that manufacturer that the vehicle described in the document conformed to the applicable standards prescribed under these Regulations at the time the main assembly of the vehicle was completed;

    • (f) a statement that on the date of its importation the vehicle conformed to the applicable standards prescribed under these Regulations at the time the main assembly of the vehicle was completed;

    • (f.1) [Repealed, SOR/2003-2, s. 47]

    • (g) where the importer is an individual, the month and year the main assembly of the vehicle was completed.

  • (2) The declaration that a person or the person’s duly authorized representative must make prior to importation, pursuant to paragraph 7(1)(a) of the Act, shall be signed and contain the information set out in Schedule VII.

  • (3) The declarations made in accordance with subsection (2)

    • (a) shall be filed with the Minister prior to importation of the vehicle; or

    • (b) in the case of a company whose world production of vehicles is 2,500 or more a year, may be filed with the Minister quarterly.

  • (4) For the purposes of paragraph 5(1)(b) of the Act, any company that imports 2,500 vehicles or more a year into Canada may provide the information referred to in subsection (1) in another form and manner that is satisfactory to the Minister.

  • (5) Any company importing a vehicle into Canada pursuant to subsection 5(3) of the Act shall, at the nearest customs office that is open for business, make a declaration, signed by that person or that person’s duly authorized representative, setting out

    • (a) the name of the company importing the vehicle;

    • (b) the name of the company that completed the main assembly of the vehicle;

    • (c) the name of the company that will be completing the vehicle;

    • (d) the class, make, model and vehicle identification number of the vehicle;

    • (e) the date the vehicle is presented for importation;

    • (f) a statement from the company that completed the main assembly of the vehicle that the vehicle, when completed in accordance with the provided instructions, will conform to the applicable standards prescribed under these Regulations at the time the main assembly of the vehicle was completed; and

    • (g) a statement that the vehicle will be completed in accordance with the provided instructions.

  • (6) Any person importing a vehicle imported temporarily into Canada for special purposes shall file with the Minister, prior to importation, a declaration signed by the person or the person’s duly authorized representative, containing the information set out in Schedule VII.

  • SOR/79-940, s. 4
  • SOR/88-536, s. 1
  • SOR/94-670, s. 2(F)
  • SOR/95-147, s. 2
  • SOR/97-376, s. 3
  • SOR/2000-182, s. 3
  • SOR/2002-55, s. 9
  • SOR/2003-2, s. 47
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