|CANADIANS CAN BRING RENTAL VEHICLES INTO CANADA FROM THE U.S. |
Canadian residents will now be able to bring a rental vehicle into Canada from the United States.|
A revision to the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (MVSA) will allow Canadian residents to temporarily import a U.S.-based rental vehicle for non-commercial purposes for a period up to 30 days.
To facilitate access to Canadian tourism destinations and provide more flexibility for travellers, Canada's Economic Action Plan 2012 will also eliminate taxes on these vehicles for Canadians who have been outside of Canada for at least 48 hours, effective June 1, 2012.
The Government of Yukon Territory has been particularly concerned about this issue, noting that this prohibition has been an impediment to tourism.
For example, when Canadians take Alaskan cruises, they are unable to enter Canada from Alaska in U.S. rental vehicles. Transport Canada has received many requests for this change from Canadians, and the new amendment addresses this concern in an effective way.