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What Are My Responsibilities When I Get A Carnet de Passages en Douanes?

As a CPD Holder you are legally bound to:

  1. Certify that the information provided on the application is correct and that your principal residence is not located in any of countries to be visited.
  2. Comply with the customs laws and regulations of the country/ies visited regarding temporary importation of motor vehicles especially requirements applying to the use of the carnet.
  3. Notify the issuing organization (boomerang carnets®) ASAP if there is any circumstance preventing or delaying re-exportation of the imported vehicle (damage, confiscation, theft etc.)
  4. Not allow anyone residing in a visited country (personal or business) to use the vehicle.
  5. Not to use the vehicle within a visited country for transport of local goods for remuneration or its equivalent unless authorized by customs.
  6. Re-export the vehicle and any items listed on the carnet within the time limit prescribed.
  7. Ensure that the carnet is properly discharged when leaving a country. Counterfoils (forms) must bear the date, signature and stamp of customs.
  8. Have the carnet discharged by customs before selling, modifying, writing off or destroying (under customs supervision) the vehicle.
  9. Obtain and follow instructions of the guarantor organization (boomerang carnets®) if the vehicle will be at the disposal of a third party in a listed country.
  10. Return the used carnet to boomerang carnets® after having it properly cleared, as soon as possible after use, or at the latest, at the expiry of the documents validity.
  11. Also return the carnet after it is properly cleared to boomerang carnets® if the status of the vehicle or holder no longer conforms with the requirements of customs. For instance, due to a change in a holder's residence, permanent importation or abandonment of the vehicle.
  12. Provide a certificate of location in the event the carnet is lost, stolen or destroyed.
  13. Request an extension of the validity of the carnet in the event the vehicle cannot be re-exported timely.
  14. Assume personal and financial responsibility for importation fees and all taxes and or penalties.
  15. Assume personal and financial responsibility for damages resulting from submitting false data or misuse of the carnet.
  16. Agree that customs authorities may assign a different value than the one supplied on the carnet.
  17. Authorize boomerang carnets® at the expense of the holder to take all necessary legal steps to avoid payment of duties/charges and use any deposit held for this purpose.
  18. Authorize boomerang carnets® to obtain personal contact information from any public or private source to deal with any inquiry arising from the use of the carnet.


Details of these obligations are available on the declarations page of the application.