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Old 08-01-2016, 02:33 AM   #261
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Sorry, should've specified that most of my travel has been in Alberta - other provinces will likely differ.
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Old 08-02-2016, 02:39 PM   #262
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What I'm saying is do it with customer at home. This is just to test whether clearance to export has happened prior to official notification. If the first one worked I would do a few more to be sure. If it didn't work I would wait a week and try again.
An easy way might be. If you can't get ahold of ETI you could try the Office number. With all the ETI trailers passing through Sumas (or not .. at the moment) a person could call and ask the status. Might help? Good luck. I've called this number to check on specific questions before:

Sumas U.S. Customs Office Telephone Number: (360) 988-2971
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Old 08-02-2016, 02:42 PM   #263
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I think we should leave it to ETI to resolve the issue.
They know what they need to do and who to deal with.
I don't think it helps to run interference.
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:00 PM   #264
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I think we should leave it to ETI to resolve the issue.
They know what they need to do and who to deal with.
I don't think it helps to run interference.
I was thinking of the folks driving around waiting for their chance to cross. They can get the info 'straight from the horse's mouth'!

In the past I worked with the Border Patrol a lot and they were great to work with, given the chance.
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:03 PM   #265
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I think we should leave it to ETI to resolve the issue.
They know what they need to do and who to deal with.
I don't think it helps to run interference.
I agree with you fully! Leave it to ETI! If you don't know what your doing with those government agencies it can do more harm than good. We trusted Tammy and Resse to build our $ 30,000 dollar trailers, lets trust them to straighten this out.
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:45 PM   #266
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I agree with you fully! Leave it to ETI! If you don't know what your doing with those government agencies it can do more harm than good. We trusted Tammy and Resse to build our $ 30,000 dollar trailers, lets trust them to straighten this out.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding the situation. My comment was directed to the people who are planning on taking their new trailer across the border ASAP. I am thinking that once they pick up the trailer and are driving around Canada they don't use ETI to 'cross the border'?

From my experience the Border Patrol would have the most current information regarding the end of the suspension. It should be noted electronically and 'instantly' as it's updated in their database. ETI would have to wait until they received the notice however it would come to them, which would always be 'after' the Border Agents would know.

Do they have to return their trailer to ETI and have them take it across the border, and meet up at the restaurant as we did?
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:51 PM   #267
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The issue is that a US buyer can't export it. Escape does that, through an export broker, and therefore the trailer is sold for "export only" to US buyers. Otherwise, it would be subject to Canadian taxes.

This means a US buyer can't pick up the trailer and take it across themselves. They can however immediately re-enter Canada, because the trailer has already been legally exported -the minute the export paperwork has been completed and it crosses the border.

There are several other rules for a legal export as well, such as, the trailer cannot contain any of the new owners possessions when it crosses. That's why Escape doesn't allow you to put personal gear or cargo in the trailer before it crosses at Sumas.
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Old 08-03-2016, 02:14 AM   #268
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If anyone is interested in current status information, without bothering Escape staff and without bringing the issue to the attention of U.S. border officials, why not just check the VIN Decoder, or in NHTSA's online Manufacturer's Information Database (MID), do a search in WMI (World Manufacturer Identifier) information in the SAE database for "Name contains 'Escape Trailer Industries' AND Country contains 'Canada'"?

The status hasn't changed yet.
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Old 08-03-2016, 09:27 AM   #269
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If anyone is interested in current status information, without bothering Escape staff and without bringing the issue to the attention of U.S. border officials, why not just check the VIN Decoder, or in NHTSA's online Manufacturer's Information Database (MID), do a search in WMI (World Manufacturer Identifier) information in the SAE database for "Name contains 'Escape Trailer Industries' AND Country contains 'Canada'"?

The status hasn't changed yet.
Excellent information Brian.
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Old 08-03-2016, 11:41 AM   #270
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Great info
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