Ottawa, Ontario – Used vehicles from Mexico that can be modified to meet Canadian safety and environmental standards will soon be allowed into Canada.

Amendments to the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (MVSA) and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act have received Royal Assent.

“We’re committed to maintaining our road safety record,” said Chuck Strahl, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. “At the same time, we’re trying to give Canadian consumers more choice by updating the MVSA to allow them to import eligible vehicles from Mexico.”

The amendments ensure that the Canadian government complies with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and continues its cooperative relationship with Mexico. It is estimated that the amendments necessary to enable importation will take between one and two years to complete.

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