Hi everyone, I'm planning a long distance trip by motorcycle next year and I'm and I am writing to see if someone can help me with the Carnet de Passages en Douane. I'm Portuguese and I spent the last few weeks trying to get my national automobile club (ACP) to allow me to do the carnet through ADAC or RAC. I have a Honda Africa Twin 96 and they're asking me for 90% of the value of the bike new as a guarantee. It would be a lot more realistic to pay ADAC the 3000 or RAC almost the same. My problem is that both require the Portuguese automobile club has to issue written correspondence or an e-mail that states they have no objections giving them permission to issue the carnet, even being a EU resident. The reason for that is the FIA-rules and UN-conventions on carnet-issuing that state that the competence of carnet-issuing just lies in the hands of the national automobile club (in case there is one) of the country the vehicle is registered in. Other automobile clubs are not allowed to issue carnets for those vehicles without permission of the homeland automobile club. Someone in ADAC told me that they have issued carnets for other countries, too, and it has never been a big trouble. However the local club is refusing to do this, based on the following FIA rules. You can inform your client that since in Portugal the ACP is the issuing association you are the one entitled to issue CPDs for Portuguese vehicles and that if you give your authorization to the ADAC (for some exceptional reason why you can´t issue the CPD) the ADAC would be issuing a CPD on your behalf and therefore the same level of guarantees should be requested by that Club. The Art. 10 of the AIT/FIA Guarantee Agreement clearly says that: An Association will issue AIT/FIA documents only in respect of vehicles registered in the country of the issuing Association. If, exceptionally the above condition is not met, the issuing Association which receives the request for a carnet must consult the Association in the other country concerned as necessary in order to ensure that adequate guarantees are obtained." Maybe someone here that has been through the same situation can help with some feedback on how they managed to go trough this inconvenience, of having to get the permission from their local club, or some legal ground to use as an exceptional reason. Tomorrow I'm calling FIA to see what they say. I always thought situations like this would only happen in dodgy borders at Asia, however it seems like there's no escape to nonsense bureaucracy.