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ATA Carnets – The Passport for Goods
What is an ATA Carnet?
How can a Business apply for 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)||Canada (CA) *|
|Canary Islands (IC)||Chile (CL)||China (CN) *|
|Cote D’Ivoire (CI)||European Union (EU)||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)||Madagascar (MG)|
|Malaysia (MY)||Mauritius (MU)||Mexico (MX) *|
|Moldova (MD)||Mongolia (MN) *||Montenegro (ME)|
|Morocco (MA) *||New Zealand (NZ)||North Macedonia (MK)|
|Norway (NO)||Pakistan (PK) *||Qatar (QA) *|
|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) *||Vietnam (VN)*|
*Additional Country Notes
|–||Bahrain (BH) – Category B only
|–||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.|
|–||China (CN) – All carnets used in China must be registered with the Chinese customs database by contacting CCPIT/CCOIC before clearing the goods.|
|–||European Union (EU) – Add 40%|
|–||India (IN) – Category B for ITPO approved Trade Fairs/Exhibitions. (Invite needed.) Category C for maximum 2 months only.|
|–||Israel (IL) – Name of final user to be added in box B.|
|–||Kazakhstan (KZ) – Category B & C only at present|
|–||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|
|–||Qatar (QA) – Category B only.|
|–||Russian Federation (RU) – Letter of responsibility required as Carnets are not usually issued to Russia. Passport number and date of issue of Authorised Representative must be shown in Box B. 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.|
|–||Vietnam (VN) – Category B only (Partial consignments are allowed provided all the goods are re-exported in one consignment)|
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 UK, 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 UK. 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.
What are the chargers for ATA Carnets?
ATA Carnet costs consist of two parts:
Downloadable Forms & Templates
‘I would like to share my heartfelt thanks to you for all the support and cheerfulness that you have offered us. Brexit has presented us all with so many challenges and working with you has made the process that much simpler with your very efficient carnet issuing service. A big thank you from us all and we look forward to our continuing relationship.”
Director at Peden Bloodstock, Global Equine Logistics
“We have been working with the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce in Heathrow for over 5 years. We use the ATA Carnet and Certificate of Origin services and it is always a pleasure to deal with the team.
“We have recently started to use the online ATA Carnet services and it is fantastic. It is much quicker and easier to issue our carnets, especially the multi-page applications.
“The team in the office is always on hand to answer questions and help if required. They are extremely friendly and flexible.
They have assisted us many times to meet deadlines and have our documents ready, even with a late application.”
Key Account Manager at Global Logistics Management Ltd
“Providing freighting services around the world it’s paramount that we offer a prompt and reliable service to our customers. ATA Carnets, better known in the industry as the ‘passport for goods’ is a temporary admission document that need to be turned around quickly. This is a highly specialised area and we were keen to establish a working relationship with an organisation that could be deemed as an extension of our own business.
“We have a fantastic working relationship with the staff at the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce’s International Trade Services Team who always process our documents, offer a speedy turnaround and are 100 per cent reliable to get the job done ahead of the time. I would highly recommend them to anybody.”
Export Controller at Sandrair, one of the UK’s leading freight companies