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Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1038)

Regulations are current to 2020-10-05 and last amended on 2020-07-01. Previous Versions

Importation (continued)

Vehicles Imported Under Subsections 7(2) and (2.1) of the Act (continued)

Vehicles Sold at the Retail Level in the United States and Prescribed Vehicles from Mexico (continued)

  •  (1) The declaration referred to in paragraph 7(2)(b) of the Act, made by a person who imports a vehicle sold at the retail level in the United States or a prescribed vehicle from Mexico, must be signed by that person and contain the following information:

    • (a) the vehicle identification number;

    • (b) the importer’s name, mailing address, telephone number, facsimile number and email address and, if the importer is a company, the contact information of a contact person at the company;

    • (c) the date on which the vehicle is to be presented for importation;

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

    • (e) the type of vehicle;

    • (f) the make, model and model year of the vehicle;

    • (g) the status of the vehicle; and

    • (h) a statement indicating

      • (i) in the case of a vehicle whose status is salvage and repairable or an equivalent status, that, within one year after the day on which it is imported, the vehicle will be brought into conformity with the applicable requirements of subsection 12.1(2), will be taken to the registrar of imported vehicles for inspection and will not be presented for registration under the laws of a province unless a Canadian certification label is issued in respect of the vehicle by the registrar of imported vehicles, or

      • (ii) in any other case, that, within 45 days after the day on which it is imported, the vehicle will be brought into conformity with the applicable requirements of subsection 12.1(2), will be taken to the registrar of imported vehicles for inspection and will not be presented for registration under the laws of a province unless a Canadian certification label is issued in respect of the vehicle by the registrar of imported vehicles.

  • (2) In the case of a vehicle sold at the retail level in the United States, the declaration must also contain the following information:

    • (a) a statement indicating that the vehicle was sold at the retail level in the United States;

    • (b) in the case of a vehicle other than a restricted-use motorcycle or snowmobile, a statement indicating that the vehicle bears an American compliance label or a statement from the manufacturer indicating that the vehicle conformed to the requirements of Parts 541, 565, 571 and 581, chapter V, Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States that were applicable on the date of manufacture;

    • (c) in the case of a snowmobile, a statement indicating that it bears a Snowmobile Safety and Certification Committee, Inc. certification label or a statement from the manufacturer indicating that the snowmobile was certified by the Snowmobile Safety and Certification Committee, Inc. or that the snowmobile conformed to the standards referred to in section 1201 of Schedule VI on the date of manufacture; and

    • (d) the month and year of the date of manufacture.

  • (3) In the case of a prescribed vehicle from Mexico, the declaration must also contain the following information:

    • (a) the odometer reading;

    • (b) the name of the country in which the vehicle was last registered for use on public roads;

    • (c) a statement indicating that the vehicle bears an American compliance label or a statement from the manufacturer indicating that the vehicle conformed to the requirements of Parts 541, 565, 571 and 581, chapter V, Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States that were applicable on the date of manufacture; and

    • (d) the month and year of the date of manufacture.

  • SOR/2020-22, s. 9

 For the purposes of paragraph 7(2)(b) of the Act, the prescribed period during which a vehicle sold at the retail level in the United States or a prescribed vehicle from Mexico must be brought into compliance with the requirements of subsection 12.1(2) and certified by the registrar of imported vehicles is the following:

  • (a) in the case of a vehicle whose status is salvage and repairable or an equivalent status, one year beginning on the day on which the vehicle is imported; and

  • (b) in any other case, 45 days beginning on the day on which the vehicle is imported.

  • SOR/2020-22, s. 9
  •  (1) After recording the vehicle in its registration system and inspecting the vehicle, the registrar of imported vehicles must certify the vehicle by issuing a Canadian certification label in both official languages if it determines that the vehicle conforms to the requirements of subsection 12.1(2).

  • (2) The Canadian certification label must

    • (a) display

      • (i) the vehicle identification number,

      • (ii) a statement that the necessary alterations have been made to bring the vehicle into conformity with the standards — prescribed under these Regulations — that were applicable on the date of manufacture,

      • (iii) the date on which the vehicle was altered, and

      • (iv) in the case of a passenger car, truck, multi-purpose passenger vehicle, low-speed vehicle, bus, trailer, trailer converter dolly, motorcycle or three-wheeled vehicle that has been sold at the retail level in the United States and in the case of a prescribed vehicle from Mexico,

        • (A) the gross vehicle weight rating of the vehicle, expressed in kilograms, and

        • (B) the gross axle weight rating for each axle of the vehicle, expressed in kilograms and listed in order from the front to the rear of the vehicle;

    • (b) be permanently applied

      • (i) to the same surface as that to which an American compliance label is applied, or

      • (ii) if there is no American compliance label on the vehicle, in the appropriate location referred to in subsection 6(3);

    • (c) be resistant to or protected against any weather condition to which the label may be exposed; and

    • (d) have lettering that is

      • (i) indelible,

      • (ii) indented, embossed or in a colour that contrasts with the background colour of the label, and

      • (iii) in block capitals and numerals not less than 2 mm in height.

  • SOR/2020-22, s. 9

Vehicles Sold at the Retail Level in the United States and Prescribed Vehicles from Mexico — Importation for Components

  •  (1) The declaration referred to in subsection 7(2.1) of the Act, made by a person that imports for components a vehicle sold at the retail level in the United States or a prescribed vehicle from Mexico, must be signed by that person and contain the following information:

    • (a) the vehicle identification number;

    • (b) the importer’s name, mailing address, telephone number, facsimile number and email address and, if the importer is a company, the contact information of a contact person at the company;

    • (c) the date on which the vehicle is to be presented for importation;

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

    • (e) the type of vehicle;

    • (f) the make, model and model year of the vehicle;

    • (g) the status of the vehicle;

    • (h) a statement indicating that the vehicle will not be presented for registration under the laws of a province;

    • (i) a statement indicating that the declaration will be provided to the registrar of imported vehicles; and

    • (j) a statement indicating that the vehicle will be dismantled for its components.

  • (2) In the case of a vehicle sold at the retail level in the United States, the declaration must also contain the following information:

    • (a) a statement indicating that the vehicle was sold at the retail level in the United States;

    • (b) in the case of a vehicle other than a restricted-use motorcycle or snowmobile, a statement indicating that the vehicle bears an American compliance label or a statement from the manufacturer indicating that the vehicle conformed to the requirements of Parts 541, 565, 571 and 581, chapter V, Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States that were applicable on the date of manufacture;

    • (c) in the case of a snowmobile, a statement indicating that it bears a Snowmobile Safety and Certification Committee, Inc. certification label or a statement from the manufacturer indicating that the snowmobile was certified by the Snowmobile Safety and Certification Committee, Inc. or that the snowmobile conformed to the standards referred to in section 1201 of Schedule VI on the date of manufacture; and

    • (d) the month and year of the date of manufacture.

  • (3) In the case of a prescribed vehicle from Mexico, the declaration must also include the following information:

    • (a) the odometer reading;

    • (b) the name of the country in which the vehicle was last registered for use on public roads;

    • (c) a statement indicating that the vehicle bears an American compliance label or a statement from the manufacturer indicating that the vehicle conformed to the requirements of Parts 541, 565, 571 and 581, chapter V, Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States that were applicable on the date of manufacture; and

    • (d) the month and year of the date of manufacture.

  • SOR/2020-22, s. 9
 
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