ATA Carnet Myths, Mysteries and Misunderstandings Debunked, Unraveled and Explained – 5 of 10
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ATA Carnet Myths, Mysteries and Misunderstandings Debunked, Unraveled and Explained – 5 of 10

Monday, May 10, 2021

ATA Carnets can only be used for shipping to international Conventions and Trade Shows.”

FALSEATA Carnets can be used for virtually all types of goods and equipment: Commercial Samples, Professional Equipment, as well as Goods for Fairs, Conventions, Trade Shows, and Exhibitions.  ATA Carnets are regularly used in the film & television and photography industries to temporarily export expensive camera equipment and gear across borders on international shoots.  They are also very often used in the engineering, technology, medical device, construction, sports, and jewelry industries.  Live performances use carnets to move equipment, gear, and instruments across borders for international symphony, circus or opera tours, concerts, and festivals. Their value is widely recognized and utilized by startups, SMEs, and large corporations throughout many sectors. 

There are some things that can NOT go on an ATA Carnet: consumable items such as agricultural products (food, seeds, fertilizer, pesticides) explosives, disposables, and postal traffic.  Boomerang has a list of the many items that can be put on a carnet for your temporary export needs. For more information on their many uses check our website and subscribe to our newsletter Exportise.  

Boomerang’s Carnet Specialists and Customer Service and Sales Reps offer expert customer service.  We are here to assist you 24/7, just call the Carnet HelpLine®: 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, as well as handle your goods or merchandise. 

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