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Carnets For Cargo

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

You can use an ATA Carnet with an item shipped as cargo even though U.S. travel may be limited.  “The United States is coordinating closely with Canada and Mexico to protect our citizens while minimizing adverse economic impacts. In most cases, business travel and shipments are considered essential travel.”  Recently, we issued carnets for an airplane being flown to Canada and heavy engineering equipment trucked across the United States-Mexico border.

Use a Carnet for Cargo

Ordinarily, day in and day out, scores of companies and individuals temporarily export goods and merchandise using an ATA Carnet.  The movement of goods under this internationally accepted customs document is either by cargo shipment, hand-carrying it or, checking it as accompanying baggage. 

Our nation is experiencing extraordinary times and an ATA Carnet is suited just as well for these times as it is for ordinary ones.  Use a Carnet for Cargo.  Temporarily export the goods as a cargo shipment because no matter how they get to their destination, using an ATA Carnet often leads to an overseas sales contract.

We have a trusted network of logistics experts who will assist with any situation, ensuring your shipment under ATA Carnet takes advantage of its many benefits, which include:

  • Helps grow your export business
  • Eliminates import-duty and -tax for temporary impor/exports into 87 countries & territories
  • Valid for unlimited import/exports into multiple countries for up to 12 months
  • Costs are known before departure, saving time & money

In addition, there are Boomerang Carnet Distribution Centers across the U.S. and the U.K. for convenient Same-Day-Carnet pick-up as well as expedited overnight delivery services.

Call one of our ATA Carnet Specialists to discuss how you can take advantage of the benefits of a Carnet for Cargo at 800.ATA.2900 or email us at  As is ordinary, we are available 24/7/365 and we are here to assist, visit

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