Because mini trucks and vans are completely legal in Canada, it is one of the most common countries for these vehicles to be exported to. The only requirements are that vehicles must be at least 15 years old and pass safety and emissions testing. Taxes and duty fees must also be paid, but if you work with an expert importer, the importer will take care of this part of the process for you.

Mini trucks or vans from Japan to Canada can be imported by roll-on/roll-off containers, as well as through packed-in containers.

The available ports in Canada are as follows:
• Vancouver
• Regina Rail Ramp
• Toronto
• Montreal
• Calgary
• Halifax
• Winnipeg
• Saskatoon

Once you make the decision to import a mini truck to your location, there are a few steps that are crucial to follow to ensure a smooth importation process.

1. Research

One of the most important parts of the importation process is to double check that the specific vehicle you are thinking of importing is admissible into Canada. This step can be confusing and time-consuming, so working with an exporter who is already familiar with these regulations will save you a great deal of time searching for answers on the Internet.

2. Anticipate the costs

Make sure to plan out the full range of expenses that might occur, and not just the initial cost involved in purchasing the vehicle. Other costs include a mechanical inspection, any repairs, taxes within the country of export, export fees, the fees an exporter charges, transportation to the shipping port, transportation overseas and transportation insurance. There will also be three different import fees: duties, GST and PST. Once the vehicle reaches Canada, costs will include vehicle registration, licensing and plating, safety and emissions testing and vehicle insurance.

3. Find a reliable exporter

Because there are many technical considerations as well as costs to understand and plan for during the mini truck importation process, it is extremely helpful to work with a trustworthy exporter to help expedite the process and ensure that you save as much money as possible. An exporter will help you purchase a vehicle, either from their stock or from an auction on your behalf if their company does not have the particular vehicle you are looking for. They should be able to give you detailed and accurate pictures of your vehicle, thorough answers to your questions, a vehicle identification number, a written sales receipt, chemical washing for your vehicle and shipping arrangements to the port of your choice

Gazooba keeps more than 100 units ready for export on our website: www.gazooba.jp. Gazooba offers a selection of mini trucks that are 2WD or 4WD, flat body trucks and dump trucks. These vehicles are available in automatic transmission and manual transmission, but 95 percent of them are manual transmission. To import one of these highly economical and reliable vehicles, contact Gazooba by emailing us at [email protected] or by calling us at +81 90 8832 6621.