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Making Carnets Easy

Friday, February 18, 2022

Know before you go.  It's that simple.

Boomerang carnets® makes it easy for you!  Once you obtain your ATA Carnet from us, we provide all the essential information you will need to navigate domestic and foreign Customs.  You will find what you need on the Boomerang Carnet Jacket Folder, on our Website, by watching our Instructional Videos, or by calling Boomerang's Carnet Specialists who are available to assist you 24/7.  We want you to succeed and we do all we can to help you through the process of using your ATA Carnet.  Compliance with Customs Authorities is essential so that you do not incur any penalties or fees due to improper or negligent use.  We help you know what to expect and what your obligations are, whether you are a first-timer or seasoned ATA Carnet user.

CARNET JACKET FOLDER  It’s important to open your delivered ATA Carnet and take it out of the envelope so that you can familiarize yourself with it and check it for accuracy.  On the inside front and back cover of every Boomerang Carnet Jacket Folder there are Instructions printed on how to use your ATA Carnet with information detailing proper use, clearly laid out and easy to understand.  It’s accessible for you to refer to on every leg of your journey!  Instructions include:

  • Definitions to explain terminology regarding your carnet.
  • A Checklist on what you need to do upon receiving your carnet, what to verify for accuracy, and where to sign the carnet before use.  
  • Clearing Customs carnet procedures necessary for departing and entering countries and Transiting a Country (if applicable).
  • Final Return to the U.S. procedure on how to prepare your ATA Carnet and return it to Boomerang upon completion of the final trip.  

ON OUR WEBSITE click on “Travel Tools” in the RESOURCES drop-down to access our Avoid Duty, Taxes, Penalties Guide, a step-by-step easy to understand Hand Carry and Cargo set of Instructions for proper procedures when using your ATA Carnet with Customs Authorities.  For your convenience, a hard copy of this one-sheet guide is included with every Boomerang ATA Carnet issued. 

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS!  You can access “Making Carnets Easy videos” in the RESOURCES drop-down on our website or use the QR Code on the hard copy of the Avoid Duty, Taxes, Penalties Guide accompanying your carnet.  The five short and informative videos are:

       1. Checklist upon Receiving Your Carnet
2. Clearing U.S. Customs
3. Clearing Foreign Customs
4. Transiting a Country
5. Returning to the U.S.

BOOMERANG 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.  For ATA Carnet news and updates subscribe to our eNewsletter: Exportise

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