Shift 4 has a wealth of experience supporting shoots overseas and we can pack equipment tailored to each project to meet your specific requirements and to help minimise airline excess baggage fees. We can also provide detailed itemised equipment lists with weights, measures, values etc. for Carnets if required.
Equipment insurance must be provided by the customer for overseas hires. See Terms & Conditions.
A carnet is a passport for goods and is required to prove that duty has been paid on all items taken temporarily out of the UK and that they are subsequently returned. The carnet proves that items have not been sold during travel and avoiding local taxes and duties. The purchaser of this document is buying a bond or insurance to pay the visited country any relevant taxes or duties on equipment not re-exported.
The cost of the carnet is based on a percentage of the equipment value, countries visited and the duration. Please note: A minimum of 48 hours is normally required to prepare a carnet without incuring additional express arrangement fees.
For further carnet information please follow these links:
|Bosnia & Herzogovina effective 4/18/11||Botswana||Bulgaria*||Canada|
|European Union*||Finland*||France*||French Guiana|
|Isle of Man||Israel||Italy*||Ivory Coast (see Cote d'Ivoire)|
|Melilla||Mexico - effective 05/16/11||Miquelon||Moldova, Rep. Of|
|Namibia||Netherlands*||New Caledonia||New Zealand|
|Puerto Rico||Reunion Island||Romania*||Russia|
|Sri Lanka||St. Barthelemy||St. Martin||St. Pierre|
|Turkey||U.K.*||Ukraine||U.A.E.- effective 4/01/11|
|U.S.A.||Wallis & Fortuna Islands|
Countries in blue are linked to a Carnet Country Advisory. In a case where more than one advisory applies to a country, the country will be linked to the most current advisory.
"Countries starting with an asterisk are part of the European Union (EU)." If goods are properly imported into one EU carnet country and re-exported from a second EU carnet country, the Carnet holder is unlikely to encounter any claims fees.
† Iran is accepting carnets however US restrictions do not allow a US-issued carnet for Iran.
†† Taiwan requires a separate carnet called a TECRO/AIT carnet.
As always, an ATA Carnet may be used as a Certificate of Registration (CBP CF4455) departing and returning to the U.S. regardless of whether the carnet will be used in a carnet or non-carnet country.
Soon to be accepting carnets: Brazil.
Ensure carnet is stamped each time leaving & entering a country
Keep or return carnet documents to freight company after re-entry to UK
DO NOT LOSE IT!