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Can anybody point me to some good documentation regarding what is required to bring a sled from Canada into the US? I can find info on bringing US sleds into Canada but not vice versa. If anyone has experience with this I'd be curious to know how it went. Thanks.

Edit: Sled is used by the way if it matters.
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If it's like a car, you must declare it at Customs, then import it through the Department of Homeland Security, pay any duty required, take it to the SOS, pay sales tax and register it. It will have a speedometer in Kilometers usually.
If originally built in the US, it may be slightly easier to bring it back.
 

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It's been about 15 years since I've brought a sled over but if it's still the same it is easy. If the sled is a Polaris, Cat or Doo it falls under the free trade agreement so no duty. All they did to me was pull me into secondary and sent me inside. They made sure the vin on the sled matched the Ontario ownership. Then filled out some import paperwork and charged me $5. I needed the paperwork they gave me to register the sled in NY. One time the guy at the booth was just going to let me go, said something about it being an off road vehicle. I had to tell them I needed paperwork from them.
 

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If a non commercial entry, a few yrs ago it would only require the previous registration, an attestation which is like a reassignment of title from previous owner and a bill of sale. No broker needed. Your state may differ with registration requirements but in Vermont the previous reg would do it.
 

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I Just did it.

UPDATE: Just returned from Canada on Saturday with my new sled. You have to check in with Customs on your way into Canada and declare the check that you are bringing in if more than $10,000 Canadian. Just 5 minutes paperwork. On the way home, you need to check in and register that you are importing the sled with US customs. You may need some EPA documentation showing the sled meets US EPA requirements and will need to physically show them the VIN number to make sure it matches the paperwork. You'll also need a bill of sale. But it took me 10 minutes on the way home. Very easy on both sides of the border.

Original: I also found a great deal on a sled that I could not pass up.

I was going crazy from all of the different web sites and advice I was getting, but it was actually very easy.

At first I was told I needed to register for a SCAC code and fill out all this paperwork, pay fees, etc. Then I finally got to some people who actually knew the deal. I found it's best to talk to the border agents directly at the sites where you wlil be crossing - be sure and get their names when you do. Mine was a private party sale so there is actually very little to it. You simply go pick up the sled and at the border when you reenter the US you show them a bill of sale. You have to go in and fill out some paperwork. My sled was originally built in Minnesota, so they don't worry about the EPA compliance and there is no duty. It was very simple. The only down side is of this deal is that my sled only has 3 km on it (about a mile) and 3 years left of a 4 year warranty, but the warranty becomes void as soon as I bring it to the US. I am still trying to get Cat to give me some assurances that they will cover me if anything goes wrong when I take it out next year. If anyone has experience with that or how to actually get them to respond to emails and letters that I sent them, I would appreciate it.
 

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I've never heard of anyone going from Canada to the states.
They used to bring them from canada to the Bronson Mi. auction by the semi load. exchange rate was about the same it is now back then.
 

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Can anybody point me to some good documentation regarding what is required to bring a sled from Canada into the US? I can find info on bringing US sleds into Canada but not vice versa. If anyone has experience with this I'd be curious to know how it went. Thanks.

Edit: Sled is used by the way if it matters.
Not sure about now but in the past if the sled is new and was made in the states and sold to dealers in canada, your going to have an issue getting warranty coverage if here now in the states.
 

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That's exactly what I was told. Just a Bill of Sale, and possibly an emissions document (but was told I didn't need that to import a Minnesota-made sled back into the US), and a little bit of paperwork. Very simple. I am doing it next Saturday so will report back if I have any issues.
 

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I am getting an Arctic Cat 2018 ZR 8000 Snow Pro 137 Early Release with custom can & Cat cover for $8,000 total. No freight or dealer prep. No taxes (until I take it back and register it I guess). It's used, but only has 1 mile on it (wasn't ridden, just used by a company that makes custom cans to make sure they fit for the new redesigned body/engine). It has 3 of 4 year warranty left, but that is nullified when I enter the states. But, I could not touch this deal for less than $10,500 in the states. So, I spend a day on the road to save a few grand.
 

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What bargins? If your a Canadian citizen living there, your automatically screwed.


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Why is it that we're screwed?

Is it because of something you saw 20 years ago in Quebec on a bag trip?

Isn't the state you live in kinda similar to Canada the way YOU'RE taxed etc?

Lots of good deals to be had.
 
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