Carnet de Passages en Douane

What is a FIA Carnet de Passages en Douane?

The FIA Carnet can be thought of as a passport for your car.  It offers a promise/guarantee to a foreign government that the vehicle identified in the Carnet, if granted temporary importation status for tourism purposes, will be removed from the country within the time limit imposed by the respective jurisdiction.  In the event that the vehicle is not removed within the imposed timeframe, the country may claim from the issuing organization all duties and taxes that would be required to permanently import the vehicle to that country. Using the Carnet is an alternative to leaving a cash security deposit with a foreign government. It allows free movement and unencumbered access between many foreign countries. Most countries, but not all, allow this option. A Carnet is valid for one year from the date of issue. 

NEW AIT/FIA Carnet de passages en Douane Issuer for North America Appointed

December 2015

CAA is pleased to announce the new issuing authority for the Alliance Internationale de Tourisme (AIT)/ Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Carnet de passages en Douane (CPD) in North America.

AIT/FIA has appointed the Corporation for International Business (a.k.a.) Boomerang Carnets℠ based in Barrington, Illinois as its new Service Provider of CPD services for Canada and the U.S.. CPD processing and distribution services will be offered under the brand name Boomerang Carnets℠ to take on the task of administering the AIT/FIA Carnet program for AAA and CAA members as well as non-members in both the U.S. and Canada.

The Corporation for International Business’ founding family has a history in the international trade and transportation industries dating back to the early 1900s. A long-time issuer of the commercial ATA Carnets, Boomerang Carnets℠ will use this experience to expand its portfolio to include the AIT/FIA Carnet de passages en Douane for tourism purposes.

Prospective AIT/FIA Carnet customers are invited to use the following contact information:


Boomerang Carnets℠ C/O

Corporation for International Business (CIB)

325 North Hough Street, 2nd Floor

Barrington, IL 60010 USA 


Carnet HelpLine℠ 1-800-282-2900℠

Mobile Carnet HelpLine℠ 1-847-638-8325

Fax: 1-847-381-3857

The contact information form can also be used for enquiries located at: or email us at


Current holders of existing CAA issued Carnets must, on their expiry, return them for discharge to:

CAA National Office

500-1545 Carling Avenue

Ottawa, Ontario, K1Z 8P9, Canada

Should a replacement Carnet be required, it must be requested from Boomerang Carnets℠.


CAA is a federation of nine clubs providing over 6 million Members with exceptional emergency roadside service, complete automotive and travel services, member savings and comprehensive insurance services. CAA also advocates on issues of concern to its members, including road safety, the environment, mobility, infrastructure and consumer protection.


For further information, please contact:

David Steventon

Senior Manager Standards, Accreditation & Automotive Services

CAA National Office

(613) 247-1007 ext 2015