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    What is clear and probably goes without saying is...

    What is clear and probably goes without saying is that there is no way to predict which country or which customs inspector will be the one that is overly zealous or be trying to pull off a shake...
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    Thanks for the fixer contact in Peru. We always...

    Thanks for the fixer contact in Peru. We always need good contacts to advise our clients when a carnet won't work.
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    Regarding international travel with your gear,...

    Regarding international travel with your gear, it's really a question of how much risk you are willing to take. First, you shouldn't need any special docs if you are not travelling for commercial...
  4. Thread: Carnet

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    What's Your Appetite for Risk?

    The answer all depends upon your appetite for risk and ability to accept that with travel (especially international travel) there will be hassles. Entering any country with foreign equipment for...
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    I know this is late but in case someone reads it...

    I know this is late but in case someone reads it after the fact the name of the US customs document that would help is a Certificate of Registration for Personal Effects Taken Abroad (CBP Form 4457)....
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    If you decide to get a carnet one US source is www.ATACarnet.com. They provide carnets for production crews all the time that are going overseas. They can do quick turnaround as well. ...
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    Mark - I'm sorry that you are being billed for...

    Mark - I'm sorry that you are being billed for additional duties at this late date. Unfortunately FEDEX does not have a great reputation for commodity classifications. When one of our customers is...
  8. As mentioned above, neither Oman nor Azerbaijan...

    As mentioned above, neither Oman nor Azerbaijan are carnet countries unfortunately. Recently the UAE joined the system, however, in case that is of any help to you in your travels in that area of the...
  9. China is a party to the ATA Carnet convention and...

    China is a party to the ATA Carnet convention and they accept carnets for Exhibitions and Fairs as of 3/14/2006. They limit the time you can stay in China to 6 months. There are many circumstances...
  10. Certificates of Registration are definitely...

    Certificates of Registration are definitely easier to deal with than carnets but that's because they are only relevant to US Customs. Overseas they are not recognized. If you have gear that is truly...
  11. Here are the Indian ports...

    Here are the Indian ports that officially accept carnets. As mentioned above, you need to check with the carnet specialists to ascertain whether your trip qualifies under the carnet convention for...
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    Here are the Mexican ports that can accept...

    Here are the Mexican ports that can accept carnets and that have been trained:


    Tijuana
    Juarez
    Nuevo Laredo
    Altamira
    Veracruz
    Manzanillo
    Monterrey
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    Form 4457 is a CBP form for registering personal...

    Form 4457 is a CBP form for registering personal effects so that when you return to the US they will not be dutiable. You can do the same for commercial goods with a CBP form 4455. However, these...
  14. Carnets may be used for your gear into China...

    Carnets may be used for your gear into China under certain circumstances. You would need to talk to a carnet specialist on a case-by-case basis: 800-ATA-2900. You need a separate document called a...
  15. You can also purchase insurance for your...

    You can also purchase insurance for your equipment when you get a carnet. Here is the link to the insurance information.
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    This is an update to some of the Mexico...

    This is an update to some of the Mexico information posted here. As of May 16th, 2011 Mexico began issuing and accepting ata carnets into 12 ports. The list can be found here: Mexico Advisory. Also,...
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