What is a Carnet de Passages en Douane (CPD)?

A Carnet de Passages en Douane (CPD, or sometimes referred to as a Carnet – pronounced ‘car-nay’) is like a passport for your car for most African, Asian, Middle East, New Zealand and South American countries.

The CPD is a set of vouchers that are valid for 12 months from the date of issue. It allows you to import a vehicle into those countries for a limited period with a minimum of formalities and customs duties. Customs removes one voucher each time you pass into and out of a country.