What is a Carnet?
Carnet de Passages en Douane (CPD) Definition
The CPD is an international customs document which covers the temporary admission of motor vehicles (private and commercial road motor vehicles) in countries where required. A Carnet de Passages en Douanes is like a passport for a vehicle to enter multiple countries for temporary importation without having to pay the duty and taxes.
It serves as a customs declaration identifying the vehicle to be imported and also constitutes an international guarantee for the Customs authorities of the payment of any customs duties and import taxes chargeable should the vehicles not be re-exported.