With CARNET in hand, I headed off to check on the status of my shipment which has been stuck in Lima for the last 6-7 weeks. I talked briefly with Nestor, the gentleman who is handling the shipment, and left him my Passport and CARNET as he was going to be presenting the paperwork to the Port Authority.
Later on that same afternoon I received a phone call informing me that it was illegal to bring my 2001 Suzuki dirt bike into Peru because it is more than 5 year old. YES, evidently there is a law against bringing cars or motorcycles into Peru that are more than 5 years old. I have no idea why, but it's a law.
Fortunately for me, Nestor said that the Port Authority might be able to work around it and "make an exception" just this one time. I was also told that there will be some "extra fees" for committing such a nefarious crime... All that to say, perhaps this next week my meager possessions (which I have paid for twice now in fees and duty) will be on their way to Pucallpa.