We have some exciting news for our American BorderBuddy pals! BorderBuddy will soon be able to import cars INTO the USA. For years, you’ve been clamouring for us to help get your dream cars south of the border, from Canada to the USA, and it has not been for a lack of trying on our part that it has taken as long as it has.
Border regulations specific to the automotive industry made it really challenging from a legal standpoint, and only recently has our team felt confident that we’re overcoming these challenges to make it possible to please our customers on both sides of the border.
When will it happen!?
As soon as it’s a go, we’ll post on our social channels, share on our website, and update our blogs.
What does it mean?
It means that like our Canadian customers who have been enjoying our BorderBuddy (free!) import tax calculator on bringing cars into Canada from the USA, our American friends can use the same calculator to start their importing process. Whether you’re in Des Moines or Denver, if the car of your dreams is sitting on the other side of the 49th parallel, it can soon be in your driveway.
How does it work?
Our BorderBuddy auto import calculator is free, easy to use and dare we say it…fun? We’ve written steps on how it works, so if you’re curious, wonder no more. From the blog, “BorderBuddy’s customs duty calculator does all the tricky tariff math and location-specific taxes that may or may not go along with your query.”
Let’s say you want to know what your total costs will be if you decide to import a 2012 VW that was manufactured in Germany. Even if you only have the approximate value, just plug it into our BorderBuddy app or web calculator and you’ll know in seconds.
It doesn’t stop there, you can use our free customs calculator for anything. You too, could be an importer/exporter without making it a big deal or any cost commitment. Use our handy tool to check, compare, and maybe have a little fun along the way.”
Where should I be browsing?
The Canadian auto market world is your oyster! Canada has recently stepped up its online automotive game with many companies providing buy and sell options online that do the inventory gathering for you. Companies like Clutch, Canada Drives, and Mintlist, to name a few, have a great variety of competitively priced, already vetted vehicles to choose from.
If you’re simply searching in Canada for cars you can’t find in the USA, or looking for better deals north of the border, you’ll soon be able to bring them over with ease.
This is big news in BorderBuddy’s journey, and opens up a world of possibilities for auto enthusiasts in the USA, who have been clamouring for us to get them to enjoy the same BorderBuddy cross-border car importing into the US.
We don’t need to ask you to hold your horsepower for much longer, so keep your eyes out for big news from us!