Yep, was sarcastic, given that demand for import approvals must have fallen off a cliff in the past while. Seems like an odd time to charge more.dantey wrote: ↑ Not sure if you're being sarcastic or not, but I didn't realize RIV was a "business".
That import fee to me is no different than a sales tax.
What would be interesting is if consumer spending drops, would the sales tax increase to compensate for government revenue?
What an amazing time after the financial crisis to purchase anything (home, cars), it was. Post 2020, even a bargain doesn't compare at all with 2010.
I guess the silver lining is that cars aren't 3x the price of 2010.
A private firm is contracted to administer the program on behalf of Transport Canada.