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AES Filing

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. A.D. Rutherford International can help you obtain an ITN and file AES. When you submit the form to us, we will return an ITN to you within 24 business hours. The cost is $50 USD.

In order to file an AES, you must fill out the AES Filing form with your contact information, information about the seller, buyer, and shipment including vehicle VIN, Year/Make/Model, carrier method, date and port of crossing. You will need to attach a copy of the Bill of Sale and the Title. This is all sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

See the forms below to learn how to file AES.

AES Filing Form Package - Online Editable PDF

AES Filing Forms - Printable Package

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. Do remember that the border requires 72 hours notice before you import your vehicle.

Read our blog post on AES filing for vehicle exports.

You can also read more about our work taking vehicles across the border, including importing vehicles to Canada, on our Automotive Industry page.

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