The purpose of AES Filing is to obtain an International Transaction Number (ITN), which is for vehicle import into Canada. You must file an AES at least 72 hours prior to when you intend to cross the border with your vehicle. When you submit the form to us, we will return an ITN to you within 24 business hours. The cost is $50 USD.
AES Filing is required to have the vehicle in the system as legally imported into Canada. Most vehicles made in the U.S. meet Canadian conformity standards, making the process to import a vehicle into Canada relatively simple, as all you need to do is submit the form to your automotive broker and have the paperwork on hand when you arrive at the border.