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ATA Carnets to Canada—Custom Customer Service

Monday, August 2, 2021

Canada is the United States’ second largest trading partner and one of the 87+ countries and territories in the ATA Carnet system.  U.S. goods and services trade with Canada totaled an estimated $526 billion in 2020 with top commodities including vehicles, machinery, mineral fuels and plastics. As a top destination for trade and commerce, boomerang carnets® regularly serves businesses and organizations seeking to expand their global footprint in Canada with the use of ATA Carnets.  You can grow your business by expanding into Canada using an ATA Carnet to temporarily enter goods import-duty and -tax for sales appointments, exhibitions, or demonstrations, or fulfill a contract requiring use of your equipment and services. 

The ATA Carnet is an internationally accepted customs document for temporarily exported merchandise, goods, or professional equipment.  Upon presentation to customs, it allows cross border movement of goods import-duty and -tax free into any of the 87+ carnet countries and territories for up to a year.  Also known as the Merchandise Passport, ATA Carnets are used for film & TV productions, machinery, the auto industry, technology, scientific and mining equipment, nature photography, music tours, and more.  The ATA Carnets’ benefits include significant savings on import-duty and -taxes with built-in ease clearing Customs.

Boomerang also issues the Carnet de Passages en Douane (CPD) for Canada and the U.S., a customs document used for the temporary admission of road vehicles (private and commercial road motor vehicles) in countries where required.  The CPD is known as the Vehicle Passport which allows a vehicle to enter multiple countries for temporary importation without paying the import-duty and -taxes.  Boomerang is the National Guaranteeing Association for Canadian CPDs.

At Boomerang, we make traveling with your goods, gear, equipment, and vehicles clear and simple by providing the resources and destination specific information you will need.  With 30+ years in the business we understand what you want to know to make your trip as hassle free as possible.  

Boomerang makes it easy!          

  • Carnet-Customized Airport Maps:  Airport Maps for Carnets | ATA Carnet - know your way around and know where the Customs Office is at the airports. Includes maps for Montréal–Trudeau International Airport, Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport (Terminals 1 & 3), and Vancouver International Airport.    
  • Translation Guides: Translation Guides | ATA Carnet – provide essential questions to navigate your way in another country in different languages.  You can prompt any translation app on your phone with these essential questions.  There is one for Canadian French.
  • Duties and VAT/GSTDuties and VAT/GST | ATA Carnet – a list of VAT/GST and Duty rates for countries including Canada. 
  • International Film Commission Carnet Directory: International Film Commission Carnet Directory | ATA Carnet with links to the many Film Commission offices in 30+ countries including eleven for Canada from Alberta Film to Yukon Film & Sound Commission.   
  • Advisories: Advisories | ATA Carnet to keep you up to date on any information to specific countries.  Presently, there is one for Canada.
  • Carnet Countries:  Whether you are thinking of getting an ATA Carnet to Canada or elsewhere, check out our ATA Carnet countries page.  It may answer your question, but it also may ignite an idea to expand where you have never thought of going before. 
  • Videos: Making Carnets Easy Videos | ATA Carnet  - see our Making Carnets Easy videos for a step-by-step instructional on ATA Carnet use from start to finish.  
  • CPDs: CPD Carnet | Boomerang Carnets Boomerang has a website dedicated to CPDs where you can apply for a CPD and find answers to any questions you may have about this Customs road vehicle document.

Boomerang’s Carnet Specialists offer expert customer service.  We are here to assist you 24/7, just call the Carnet HelpLine® 1-800-ATA-2900 |1-800-282-2900 or email us.  Also, if you want to ship by cargo, Boomerang has freight forwarder partners who can deliver your carnet to you, as well as handle your freight. 

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