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Just Canadian Parliament dissolved in March, to clear the way for the Federal it passed Bill S-5, to little fanfare.

But maybe we have been done the Hat Dance.

Because Bill S-5 (eventually) clear the way for Canadians to not purchase late-model used from Mexico — something we could do — but to actually license and and drive them in our respective — something we could never do.

So how an Audi A1, or Ford Ka, or the Toyota diesel pickup truck? Not so enchilada breath…

Here’s the

It will take another or two for the government to work out the regulations and for Mexican used-vehicle importation, and the vehicles allowed in will be that can be certified for Canadian and environmental standards. This that some vehicles continue to be effectively persona non in Canada, because if they already meet Canadian and environmental standards, it will be too costly and difficult to make so.

But as is the case with American vehicles, there will no be a lot of vehicles that already Canadian safety and environmental the only modifications they then for Canadian certification are affordable and straightforward ones, as daytime running lights, gauges, and Canadian compliant seat latching systems.

(At point, Transport Canada certainly publish a list of market vehicles, which fit the criteria.)

NAFTA compliance

Why did Canada suddenly get the impulse to Mexican used vehicles to our In order to bring Canada compliance with the automotive of the North American Free Agreement ( NAFTA ).

Those provisions require Mexico, the United Sates and allow the importation of used from one another’s countries. All the were supposed to have provision done by the end of 2010. was the lone laggard; hence the to get it done before the election.

and Mexico will follow a implementation: Allowable importations with vehicles 10 years old and The age threshold for the vehicles will by two years, every two years, 2019, when all the NAFTA may not adopt or maintain any prohibition or of used vehicles from other.

U.S. vehicles way

Vehicles imported for use in Canada are 15 years old or older are not required to our safety or environmental standards — of which country they from.

So this new Mexican is about late model vehicles (14 years and younger), and (eventually) make Mexico to the U.S. when it comes to vehicle importation into We’ve been able to late-model used vehicles the U.S. since 1995, due to in the original Canada-U.S. Free Agreement of the late 1980s.

And by the way, before the Mexican the United States was the only in the world allowed to ship its used vehicles into

To monitor and regulate the importation of used vehicles into the government set up, in 1995, the Registrar of Vehicles. This registrar will be extended to cover vehicles.

How many Mexican

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“There won’t be a rush of of people at the border, waiting to their cars across,” Brian Osler, president of the American Automobile Trade ( NAATA ). His member companies are that buy and sell vehicles international borders.

He suggests a buil-up, because that’s happened when Canada allowed U.S. imports. “It a long time for people to aware that there was one buying channel… It takes neighbour buying one, seeing it in the press. It won’t overnight.”

In 1995, just over used vehicles were into Canada. In 2010, 150,000 made the journey. Considering the of used vehicles currently on our the American used import would certainly have to be as a “niche.” But it’s a big niche and on to one day outgrow the term.

“It is not insignificant any notes Osler. “All the players, be they manufacturers, companies, dealers, etc. all adjusted their buying and practices to allow for used imports.”

Because of all this potential, Osler was actually about how little press and general discussion there when Canadian MPs did the deed in March, and officially opened the to Mexico’s used vehicles. of sudden you open up this new market and no one is talking about

Future predictions

Osler growth, but not at the level so far seen American imports, due to the added and better logistics offered by the market.

“I expect dealers to buy Mexico long before adds Osler. “Some of our dealers are already busy contacts in Mexico. Dealers are accustomed to treating the automobile as a

But no one can predict the future with certainty, and in future years the currency values and the relative vehicle prices in each may set the tone as to how fast, or how slow, is the of used vehicles from

Currently the conditions must be at favourable — many NAATA already purchase Mexican vehicles for export into markets.

Future Funkiness?

At the least, the move will establish protocols and an infrastructure to a lot of interesting models that heretofore unseen in Canada. If were 15 years old or older, could have arrived now — but now it will be easier and more to happen. We may even see dealers who in the funkiness. If so, in a few years I might put an order in for, say, a Peugeot RCZ .

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