A Carnet (pronounced kar-nay) is an international customs document that is commonly referred to as a ‘Merchandise Passport‘ or a passport for goods. It is used to clear customs in 85 countries without paying duty and import tax on goods that will be re-exported within 12 months.
Simply put: it is a single document to be used for clearing goods through Customs. Without a Carnet you would have to go through each country’s customs procedures.
Types of Carnet
Currently, in the UK, there are two types of Carnet that you can access:
1. The most widely used are the ATA Carnets. These allow the temporary importation of commercial samples, professional equipment or goods going to either a trade fair or exhibition to countries that are part of the ATA Carnet system.
2. The second type of Carnet is an EC/CPD/China-Taiwan carnet (between the U.K. and Taiwan) or a TECRO/AIT Carnet (between the U.S. and Taiwan) . A Taiwan carnet is issued in addition to an ATA Carnet if you are travelling to multiple countries including Taiwan.
See what goods a Carnet can cover here.
How can you obtain a Carnet?
This collaboration makes it easy for you to prepare for international travel by offering two specialities in international travel and trade documentation.
ATA Carnets and their accompanying security can be applied for, signed and stamped electronically from anywhere in the U.K. using boomerang carnets online application. ATA Carnet pick-up locations are available in Liverpool and London, in addition to Travel Visa’s Crewe office where travel visas are also available
A Travel Visa, boomerang carnets and Liverpool Chamber of Commerce collaboration makes so much sense. The Travel Visa Company is the preferred visa supplier for the Liverpool Chamber and boomerang carnets is their exclusive service provider for ATA Carnets. All three international trade and travel document organizations bring experience and expertise to, sometimes, complex and frustrating processes.
To apply for your Carnet, or to simply find out more information, call 01270 250 590.
Need any more information? Visit the boomerang website for everything you might need to know! www.boomerangcarnets.co.uk