Where the CPD is required, there are distinct advantages for individual travellers as well as for national customs administrations. The CPD eliminates above all the need for cash payment and reimbursement facilities.
The CPD constitutes an internationally-recognized guarantee.
For the customs administrations, there is no need to collect and reimburse cash deposits.
For the customs border posts and officers, there is one single easy-to-recognize document that covers private and commercial vehicles.
The CPD helps to discourage the violation of temporary importation laws.
The CPD helps to curb arbitrary procedures by customs officers.
For the national customs authorities, the AIT/FIA CPD offers a link to the vehicle owner or driver if a vehicle is not re-exported or if any other problem arises.
For the tourism industry, the CPD helps to ensure that travellers and their vehicles can cross national borders with greater speed, fewer formalities, and without on-the-spot payment of additional fees or guarantees.