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Carnet de Passage
« on: August 30, 2014, 05:50:24 AM »
Thinking about the Tassie trip, however it would mean shipping my Moke to Aus, probably Brissie or Sydney, which in turn would get things like Customs, Quarantine and other such Government bodies involved.

Does anyone have experience of getting hold of a "Carnet de Passage" to assist with this - its a scheme whereby Customs officers simply take one voucher every time you pass in and out of each country. This allows the temporary importation of vehicles with a minimum of customs formalities for international drivers. Research indicates that this is the approach that hardy overlanders to/from Europe/Aus generally take.

All sounds great of course - but the devil is in the detail. I'm yet to find out if I can even join an Aussie motoring organisation like RACQ from the Solomon Islands (which is a mandatory prerequisite), or if they would even look at issuing a carnet for a vehicle already overseas.
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Bill

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Re: Carnet de Passage
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2014, 06:34:49 AM »
Bill, my understanding is that the carnet is issued by your motoring organisation in your homeland, not the country you are visiting. I know what you are going to say next...

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Re: Carnet de Passage
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2014, 08:15:02 AM »
Hi,

Unless you are planning to leave the Moke here, it might be cheaper to ask if someone has a spare Moke that they might lend or hire to for a trip around Tassie.

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Re: Carnet de Passage
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2014, 09:11:18 AM »
Bill, my understanding is that the carnet is issued by your motoring organisation in your homeland, not the country you are visiting. I know what you are going to say next...

Tim

Yup !

The pipe dream would be to drive it back to the UK in a number of stages…………..
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Bill

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Re: Carnet de Passage
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2014, 09:11:50 AM »
If you and your moke come here you might get the most traveled moke award
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Re: Carnet de Passage
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2014, 11:09:35 AM »
You definitely will need a Carnet to temporarily import a car.  Unless per chance your Moke was made here and has an Australian compliance plate. Then you are in a grey area as you can import it without a problem but you are supposed to register it here!  Best to approach your registration authority in SI about issuing a Carnet.  I have a mate in the car import/export business who can possibly help.
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Re: Carnet de Passage
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2014, 09:49:54 PM »
It is an Aussie by birth………

Imported it from QLD about 2 years ago, and still has the Aussie plate, not Rego, but the VIN plate

Very interested in knowing anything about mates in the trade - PM me if you think t may be a way forward.

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Bill

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Re: Carnet de Passage
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2014, 10:28:41 AM »
Hi Bill,

I've sent my mate an e-mail with a few details.  I will see what he makes of it.

Cheers,
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