Carnet de Passages en Douane
WHAT IS A "carnet de Passage en douane" OR car-nay?
is a "Notebook for Passing Through Customs" or carnet or called a triptic.
A carnet is a simple customs document, being a passport for your motor vehicle/ motorcycle when you take it overseas & thru countries as on a tour. It allows temporary import for a limited period of time without paying money at each border, so its like customs duty and other excise taxes except no payment is necessary. It saves you time and hassles.
The vehicle, to which the carnet refers, once having been granted temporary importation status, must be removed from the country within the time limit imposed by that country. If it is not, the country will be paid all duties and taxes that would normally be required to permanently import the vehicle. The carnet is restricted to the countries listed on the back cover and it is valid for one year from the date of issue.
The carnet comes in the shape of a number of sheets, usually ten or twenty-five, stapled together into a book. Each sheet is divided into three perforated sections and each section has details of your vehicle on it. On entry to a country, at the customs check point, the officials will stamp a entry on the souche of the carnet de passage en douane and an exit stamp will be stamped when you exit the country. The double stamped counterfoil, which remains in the carnet, acts as a receipt proving that you have left the country with your vehicle.
If you require to extend the carnet up to 3 months, you may request through the guaranteeing association in the country you are visiting. The guaranteeing association will transmit this request to its customs authorities and complete the necessary procedures
Once you have completed your trip and returned to your home country you must discharge your carnet. You must return the double stamped counterfoils, along with any unused sheets of the carnet to the relevant Automobile Association or Organisation that issued it and they will discharge the carnet. Failure to do this or if you do not have all the double stamped counterfoils could prove costly, as you may not receive any deposit held by the organisation or even have to pay importation duties on your vehicle.
HOW TO GET A CARNET
You must apply to a member of the AIT/FIA carnet network like AA or CAA, which guarantees to Customs' authorities around the world payment of customs duties on motor vehicles, temporarily imported.
APPLICATION DETAILS; To apply for a carnet, you need to produce an original vehicle registration log card/book, vehicle licence disc showing validity of the Road Tax, original passport, any shipping confirmation stating date of departure (e.g Bill of Lading) and Banker's Guarantee. Pay administration fee and fill out the application form.
May takes about 14- 28 days to process and is valid for one year from the date of issue. Third party insurance coverage for Malaysia and within 50 miles of the border between Thailand and Malaysia can be obtained from AAS. For other countries, insurance coverage is obtainable from the insurance houses in the respective countries.
WORLD COUNTRIES WHERE CARNETS ARE REQUIRED:
AFRICA Benin, Bophuthatswana, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Ciskei, Comoros, Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast
Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Mauritania, Namibia, Niger, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe
ASIA & MIDDLE EAST Bahrain, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria
United Arab Emirates. Yemen
AUSTRALASIA Australia, New Zealand Vanuatu
AMERICA Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dutch Antilles, Ecuador, Jamaica
Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela
EUROPE Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Turkey
ENTERING Singapore they will not accept the carnet until YOU get an endorsement stamp from Singapore AA (but you might not need that if you enter on the weekend) so the only place to get this stamp is in Singapore and they won't allow you to leave the bike at the border to get it but send you back to Malaysia to enter without the bike and go by bus, then return to Malaysia, collect the bike and you're there, a total headache.
IMPORTING VEHICLES ] INTO
THAILAND RULES. For returning Thais wanting to bring cars into Thailand
please send full details of car: year, make, model,cc rating, when
purchased overseas, whose the owner and specs & picture. We can clear cars for you once we know these facts. [ TEMPORARY IMPORTING ] boats cars & bikes
EXPORT ALL MOTOR VEHICLES FROM THAILAND FOR CUSTOMERS EX BANGKOK. [ Export
FOR FREE CARGO
QUOTATION TO ANY COUNTRY PLEASE EMAIL US. We export from Chiangmai &