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Boomerang Exhibits at FOCUS 2021 for International Production

Monday, November 8, 2021

Film Carnet Expert Joins Boomerang

Boomerang carnets® UK is an Exhibitor at FOCUS 2021, the highly anticipated industry conference taking place in London 7-8 DEC and digitally 7-10 DEC.  Boomerang will be represented both in person and virtually by Eric Huyton, a 30-year veteran in the field of freelance documentary cinematography.  He has worked with the BBC and Sir David Attenborough travelling to the very farthest reaches of the world.  Eric is keenly familiar with the challenges of crossing borders with an ATA Carnet from his vast experience.  Never has an ATA Carnet issuing office, our partner Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, had such hands-on experience at their disposal and the Liverpool Chamber is to be commended for their initiative.

According to Eric: “It’s an essential thing to clear Customs.  The carnet is not a nice thing to have—it is an ESSENTIAL thing to have for your trip.  You’ve got to do it!

Take advantage of the BOOMERANG BENEFIT!

At FOCUS we will unpack the many plusses industry professionals can take advantage of with the Boomerang Benefit.  Boomerang has a presence in both the U.S. and U.K. as do many in this industry.  For Film and TV production, distribution, advertising, media, and others it is often the case.  The Boomerang Benefit provides access to TWO types of carnets:  the ATA Carnet and Carnet de Passages en Douane (CPD).  Boomerang can issue CPDs in the U.S. and Canada and if you are in the U.K. and need a CPD, call us and we will advise.   

The ATA Carnet is an internationally accepted customs document for temporarily exporting merchandise, goods, or professional equipment. Use of a carnet 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 by many industries in many sectors.  The ATA Carnet makes clearing Customs easier, saving you valuable time. Carnets also serve as the registration of goods with Customs upon re-entry to the U.S. or U.K. saving you additional paperwork and cost. ATA Carnets can be used for camera bodies, lenses, tripods, lighting equipment, drones/UAVs, monitors, hard drives/storage, computers, batteries, set pieces/props, apparel/costumes, and more.    

The CPD is 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.

Ask Eric Huyton!



If you are attending FOCUS 2021, we hope to see you there.  You can reach Eric directly with questions about ATA Carnets through powered by boomerang carnets®. Media Carnets provides ATA carnet guidance specific to the Film & TV/Commercial/Gaming industry.  Log on for a chat.  We offer competitive pricing on ATA Carnets for international productions.  Eric also oversees our Bristol Boomerang Carnet Distribution Center where ATA Carnets are available with SAME DAY SERVICE or affordable overnight delivery.

Whatever your needs, 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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