Claims are caused by improper handling of Carnet merchandise. Here are some examples which may
result in a claim:
§ Goods are sold and will remain in the importing country permanently;
§ Goods are stolen or lost;
§ Goods are not re-exported in a timely manner:
§ re-exported after the expiration of a Carnet from an importing country; or
§ re-exported after a designated date of re-exportation set by a foreign customs inspector at the time of importation.
Customs authorities have a right to limit the duration of a Carnet to less than the Carnet validity. When such a restriction is noted on the importation counterfoil of the Carnet, the Holder must ensure that the goods are re-exported on or before that date. The Holder may petition foreign customs for an extension of this date. However, permission must be obtained prior to the designated date of re-exportation. It has been our experience that Canada, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand typically restrict importations on Carnets.
§ Clerical errors made by Carnet Holders or their authorized representatives or customs inspectors, e.g., the handling of split or partial shipments under Carnets.