What is an ATA Carnet?
What can an ATA Carnet be used for?
You can use a Carnet for almost anything; computers, musical equipment, race horses, electrical equipment, machinery and so on. Your goods must be categorised under one of these three headings:
A Carnet may not be used for:
What countries can an ATA Carnet be used for?
A carnet can be used for any of the following countries:
|Albania (AL)||Algeria (AZ)||Andorra (AD)|
|Australia (AU)||Bahrain (BH)||Belarus (BY)|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina (BA)||Brazil (BR)*||Canada (CV) *|
|Canary Islands (IC)||Chile (CL)||China (CN) *|
|Cote D’Ivoire (CI)||Gibraltar (GI)||Hong Kong (HK)|
|Iceland (IS)||India (IN) *||Indonesia (ID)|
|Iran (IR)||Israel (IL)*||Japan (JP)|
|Kazakhstan (KZ)||Korea, Republic of (KR)||Lebanon (LB) *|
|Macao (MO)||Macedonia (MK)||Madagascar (MG)|
|Malaysia (MY)||Mauritius (MU)||Mexico (MX) *|
|Moldova (MD)||Mongolia (MN) *||Montenegro (ME)|
|Morocco (MA) *||New Zealand (NZ)||Norway (NO)|
|Pakistan (PK) *||Russia Federation (RU) *||Senegal (SN)|
|Serbia (CS)||Singapore (SG)||South Africa (ZA)|
|Sri Lanka (LK)||Switzerland (CH) *||Taiwan (TW) *|
|Thailand (TH)||Tunisia (TN) *||Turkey (TR) *|
|UAE (AE) *||Ukraine (UA)||USA (US) *|
*Additional Country Notes
|–||Brazil (BR) – Category B & C only. Carnet issuance is limited to the States of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo only. Only freighted goods can be taken to Brazil (hand carried goods will not be admitted). Brazilian Customs require an airway Bill or B/L (in conjunction with the Carnet) for customs Clearance.|
|–||Canada (CA) – Category A only, letter of responsibility required on your company’s headed paper for category C.|
|–||Canary Islands (IC) – Compulsory in Canaries, Ceuta and Melilla. Rates available on request.|
|–||China (CN) – Category B only. All carnets used in China must be registered with the Chinese customs database by contacting CCPIT/CCOIC before clearing the goods.|
|–||India (IN) – Category B only for ITPO approved Trade Fairs/Exhibitions. (Invite needed.)|
|–||Israel (IL) – Name of final user to be added in box B.|
|–||Kazakhstan (KZ) – Implementation of the ATA Carnet System in Kazakhstan.|
|–||Lebanon (LB) – Category B & C only|
|–||Mexico (MX) – Translation of goods into Spanish required. Notify Mexican customs before departure through CANACO website.|
|–||Mongolia (MN) – Category B & C only|
|–||Morocco (MA) – Category B only, letter of responsibility required on your company’s headed paper for other categories.|
|–||Pakistan (PK) – Category B & C only|
|–||Russian Federation (RU) – Letter of responsibility required as Carnets are not usually issued to Russia. Two extra pairs of transit vouchers required.|
|–||Switzerland (CH) – 3 pairs of transit vouchers per trip required.|
|–||Taiwan (TW) – EC/CPD/China-Taiwan Carnet needed.|
|–||Tunisia (TN) – Category B & C only.|
|–||Turkey (TR) – Turkish agent must appear in box B. Only named representatives / agents listed in box B will be allowed to sign the importation and re-exportation declarations in boxes F.|
|–||UAE (AE) – Category B only.|
|–||USA (US) – Category A & C only. We cannot guarantee the acceptance of a Carnet covering vehicles.|
How does it work?
The Carnet is a simple international Customs document with vouchers for presentation to each country you visit. The yellow ‘exp’ is for exportation out of the E.C., white ‘imp’ for importation into your destination country, white ‘re-exp’ to come out of your destination country and yellow ‘re-imp’ for importation back into the E.C. You may also have blue ‘tra’ vouchers, which are required for transit or exhibition purposes. Customs will keep these vouchers and stamp the relevant counterfoil, and when you have completed your trip you will return all the stamped counterfoils to us plus any remaining vouchers you have not used.
Please telephone 0208 564 6300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain blank vouchers which you will need to complete and return to enable us to issue the document itself.
ATA Carnet Template for completing your vouchers.
What are the charges for an ATA Carnets?
ATA Carnet costs consist of two parts:
To obtain details of the current prices please contact the International Trade team on 0208 564 6300, or email email@example.com
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