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Boomerang Benefits & Carnets Facilitate Growth

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Companies are forging ahead and using their unique drive to expand into new markets.  These are the adventurers, the fearless storytellers, educators, scientists, researchers, developers, engineers, manufacturers, and creators of tomorrow.  Boomerang recognizes our customers’ enterprising spirits as the blueprint for the future and our customer service matches the blueprint well.  Companies with presences in the U.S. and U.K. have the convenience of access to ATA carnets in both countries.  It’s called the “Boomerang Benefit”, premier customer service that also extends to Canadians needing access to CPDs (Carnet de Passage en Douane).  CPDs for Canada and the United States is another “Boomerang Benefit” our customers enjoy.  When you need access to the world, we’re ready.


The ATA Carnet is an internationally accepted customs document for temporarily exported merchandise or goods.  It allows cross border movement of those goods import-duty and -tax free into 87+ carnet countries and territories for up to a year.  The ATA Carnet is known as the “Merchandise Passport” for boomerang freight®. 



The CPD differs in that it is used for the temporary admission of road vehicles (private and commercial road motor vehicles) in countries where required.  The CPD is known as the “Vehicle Passport” which allows a vehicle to enter multiple countries for temporary importation without paying the import-duty and -taxes.  ATA Carnets and CPDs make clearing customs more affordable, easier, and faster.





Industries leading the way as new carnet holders are:  Film & TV Production (and Photography), Drones/Aerospace, and Technology/Engineering.  The benefits Boomerang provides are knowledge, access, savings, flexibility, and value from ATA and CPD carnet usage to all customers.   

Film & TV Production industry carnets ranged from an award-winning documentary director to a subject specific producer who makes films about herding sheep, dogs, and ducks.  Add to that a dedicated underwater photographer as well as three wedding/portrait photographers.  Boomerang also advises the essential use of ATA Carnets and CPDs for network media trailer/vehicles headed to cover the Tokyo Olympics.  A fashion stylist and an entertainment liability company were also in the mix.  Eric Huyton, an experienced cinematographer who has travelled extensively with ATA Carnets, and operates a Boomerang Carnet Distribution Center serving the U.K. Bristol-area said: “It’s an essential thing to clear Customs.  The carnet is not a nice thing to have—it is an ESSENTIAL thing to have for your trip.” 

Drones/Aerospace new carnet holders include a drone security company, an aerospace interaction training team, as well as a helicopter company.  A California-based company that used ATA Carnets to “demo” and test their unique drone delivery platform in the European market recently gained great success.  They went from start-up to a million-dollar 2020 award-winning international company.  They used ATA Carnets and saved over $100K in duty and taxes over a three-year period and continue to grow!

Technology/Engineering consisted of companies specializing in software for counting and packaging, to water/electric control to laser/x-ray imaging for security/dental/aerospace.  A longstanding customer since 2006, a Colorado-based scientific measurement company, said: “The carnet allows us to move freely about the globe when needed, sometimes for up to a year—wherever we need to be—and save time and money in the process. Carnets are a very big part of growing our customer base. Boomerang’s customer service is one of the aspects that really stands out.  Their staff is very knowledgeable, and can guide you through the process step-by-step, and provide guidance on more complex issues.”

If you want the success of doing business internationally, call us.  Boomerang can accommodate U.S. customers with both ATA and CPD international customs documents.  In addition, we have authority to issue CPDs for Canada.  Boomerang’s Carnet Specialists can answer any questions you may have.  We are here to assist you 24/7, just call the Carnet Helpline® 1-800-ATA-2900 |1-800-282-2900 or email us.

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