Border Crossing 2024

Racers bringing your own race car into Canada.

Race Teams and Shops bringing customer cars into Canada. 


* U.S. citizens must provide proper identification, proof of citizenship. A valid U.S. passport. Is preferred. Lawful permanent residents of the United States must show documents for travel to Canada. A valid passport from their country of nationality (or an equivalent acceptable travel document) and a valid green card (or equivalent valid proof of status in the United States) are preferred.

Reference from Canada Border Services Agency (

“Competition Racing Vehicles”

  1. Non-resident participants in closed-course races sanctioned by a recognized racing sanctioning body such as the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), National Association for Stock Car Racing (NASCAR), American Motorcycle Association (AMA), Indy Racing League (IRL), etc., are not required to document or post security for the following goods:
  • (a) racing vehicles;
  • (b) trailers and conveyances for moving racing vehicles;
  • (c) repair parts and repair equipment such as tires, wheels, spare parts for the racing vehicles;
  • (d) tools and portable shop equipment required to maintain a racing vehicle; and
  • (e) mobile accommodations, mobile kitchens and related equipment, when imported to support the racing team and support personnel and when used to promote race-related activities.
  1. These goods qualify for customs duty-free entry under tariff item No. 9993.00.00 and for relief from the GST/HST and excise taxes under the Non-taxable Imported Goods (GST/HST) Regulations and Item 38 of the Schedule to the Temporary Importation (Excise Levies and Additional Duties) Regulations. It should be noted that fuel in excess of the normal tank capacity of the racing vehicle, oil, grease and other consumables are not eligible for customs duty or GST/HST relief and shall be assessed customs duties and taxes at the time of importation.”

Merchant Customs Brokers Ltd.:
Gaby Timerman
Merchant Customs Brokers Ltd.
1905 55th Avenue|Dorval Quebec  H9P 1G9 | Canada
Tel: (514)636-0121 ext 219 |Fax: (514) 636-9093

Michael Beler (PCA racer) at Bilsi brokers is happy to stick handle any TIB temporary import bond paperwork for a flat fee of $250. He can be contacted at Please cc his employee Jeremy who will take point on these requests:

Livingston International:
Tammy Cerkez
MSD Manager of Service Delivery
Phone: 519 478 9000 ext. 22131
Mobile: 519 965 8599
Fax: 519 737 0771 or 1 866 548 4685
Toll Free: 1 866 548 7277
3455 North Talbot Oldcastle Ont