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Using the Carnet

Inside Back of Orange Carnet Jacket - instructions for useGetting the Carnet and Certificate Forms Stamped and Validated

(Read the inside front & inside back of the orange carnet jacket for detailed instructions.)

1. Departing the United States

Prior to leaving the U.S., the holder must sign the first green page on the bottom right on the space that reads "Signature of Holder". The official carnet (NOT a copy) should be presented to customs for validation before the goods depart. Be certain that the customs official stamps and signs the shaded portions of the green front cover bottom left hand side of form and yellow exportation counterfoil to activate the carnet.

2. Entering into the Foreign Country

Collect your luggage, both personal and commercial. Present the ATA Carnet to the customs official. Be sure that customs signs and stamps the white counterfoil when entering the foreign country. Then sign the first white Importation Voucher page at the bottom right, under your printed name. The customs inspector will sign and stamp the shaded portion. They will then tear out the voucher. (Suggestion: Before leaving this customs area, tell customs the day and time you are departing to find out where the customs office is to see an inspector prior to check in and departure (for use in step 3).

3. Departing the Foreign Country

Before checking in, YOU MUST SEE CUSTOMS. Present the ATA Carnet to the customs official. Sign the white re-exportation voucher on the bottom, under your printed name. The customs inspector will sign and stamp the shaded portion. They will then tear out the voucher. Be sure that customs signs and stamps the white counterfoil when exiting the foreign country.

4. Arrival back into the U.S.A. – MOST IMPORTANT!!!

When re-entering the United States – YOU MUST SEE U.S. Customs and Border Protection Present the ATA Carnet to the customs inspector. Have customs sign and stamp the yellow re-importation counterfoil at the top. Custom will not remove this page. It should remain in the Carnet.

5. Upon subsequent trips, repeat steps 1-4, with the exception of customs signing the green front cover.

6. This original ATA Carnet MUST be RETURNED to the boomerang carnets® for cancellation at: 18 East Dundee Road, Building 4, Suite 110, Barrington, IL 60010.

7. PRIOR TO RETURNING YOUR CARNET, BE SURE TO MAKE A COPY, including blank pages, FOR YOUR RECORDS.