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The ATA Carnet Advantage: Unlimited Trips into 87+ Countries

Friday, April 22, 2022

Understanding the benefits carnets offer.

Last month, boomerang carnets® began our “Advantage” series to describe and clarify the many benefits ATA Carnets provide—ONE AT A TIME!  Our aim is to address inquiries about the value and advantages this powerful trade tool provides.  The first in this series covered the countries and territories where ATA Carnets can be used.  This month, our focus is on how many trips into those countries and territories you can make on a single ATA Carnet document. 

The ATA Carnet is an internationally accepted customs document for temporarily exported merchandise or goods.  It allows cross border movement of those goods import-duty and -tax free into 87+ carnet countries and territories for up to a year.  The ATA Carnet is known as the Merchandise Passport for boomerang freight® and ideal for professional equipment, goods, or commercial samples moving in and out of countries.  The ATA Carnet is an invaluable trade tool for growing your business internationally.

The ATA Carnet is valid for unlimited trips into 87+ carnet countries and territories for up to 12 months.  Just one ATA Carnet document gives you limitless options to clear customs, import duty and tax free, throughout the world with your goods.  The ATA Carnet is item/goods specific not country specific.  You can travel or ship to multiple countries with the same items/goods and pay only one fee.  Obtaining your carnets from Boomerang is to your advantage because we will assist you in optimizing the carnet benefits. Those benefits enable you to make multiple trips while avoiding import-duties and -taxes that could otherwise make those trips prohibitive.  Multiple trips create multiple opportunities to grow your business around the world while saving money. 

Curt E. H. Wilson, President, and CEO of boomerang carnets said: “It’s important to get your carnets from an experienced carnet provider like Boomerang.  You pay one fee, and your carnet is valid for up to 12 months into multiple countries.  Take advantage of the carnet’s benefits.  You will save money.  Don’t be talked into a carnet valid into just one country because if you want to travel to another country with those goods, you must apply for another carnet and pay the fee a second, third or fourth time.  The beauty of ATA Carnets are the benefits which include unlimited trips into 87+ carnet countries and territories for up to a year.  That’s savings and mobility and that’s what an ATA Carnet is all about.”

This is one of the advantages of using the ATA Carnet. 

Anthony Cambas, Manager of International Trade at the University of Mississippi SBDC, and veteran advisor to U.S. Customs in 20 countries around the world, said, “Even though the savings ATA Carnets provide can be tremendous, especially if you are travelling with millions of dollars/pounds worth of equipment, it is important to remember that the ATA Carnet is a gateway to new markets that can significantly grow your business in a most affordable way.”

If you are interested in growing your business with an ATA Carnet, call us.  Boomerang’s Carnet Specialists offer expert customer service and are here to assist you 24/7.  Just call theCarnet 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.  For ATA Carnet news and updates subscribe to our eNewsletter: Exportise

JOIN US!  Our next webinar is May 3 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, ATA Carnets: The “Merchandise Passport” to Save Money & Time While Expanding Globally.  This webinar will cover the full scope and use of carnets. Information and Registration click here. (

It matters where you get your carnets.