A Carnet is an international customs document that provides duty-free customs clearance for temporary trade show imports
into foreign countries and can simplify entry by eliminating the need to post a Temporary Import Bond. Recognized in over 75 countries and territories, virtually all goods, whether hand-carried or cargo-shipped, may be covered by Carnets.
The Carnet not only reduces cost, it also acts as a United States registration of goods and is valid on multiple trips for up to one year in most cases. Carnets should only include goods that are to be re-exported to the country of origin.