Dealer Bulletin

Are you considering exporting motor vehicles outside of Ontario?


With motor vehicle shortages on the rise within Ontario and beyond, the demand for exporting motor vehicles outside of Ontario is something wholesale dealers may encounter. But did you know, under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act (MVDA), there are limits to exporting as a wholesaler?

  • The MVDA allows wholesale dealers to trade and export vehicles only with another OMVIC-registered dealer under the MVDA.
  • MVDA allows wholesale dealers to buy from people/organizations who are exempt from registration under the regulations. These exemptions can be found here.
  • The MVDA allows wholesale dealers to export vehicles through wholesale auctions where the sale is made to another dealer outside of Ontario who has equal registration status in their respective jurisdiction.

If you are considering exporting motor vehicles outside of Ontario, please contact our Dealer Support Team to ensure that you are operating within the MVDA.

To learn more about what laws apply to you according to your OMVIC Registration class, visit OMVIC > Dealers / Salespersons > Registration Services > Fees & Classes.

OMVIC has also partnered with the Used Car Dealers Association of Ontario (UCDA) to offer a webinar for registrants interested in learning more about what it means to be registered in the wholesale class. In the new year, Dealerships will be contacted by email and invited to sign up once registrations open. If you have questions, please email dealers@omvic.on.ca or call OMVIC at 1-800-943-6002.

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