The ATA Carnet, often referred to as the "Passport for goods" or "Merchandise passport", is an international customs document that permits the tax-free and duty-free temporary export and import of nonperishable goods for up to one year. ATA Carnets are used for the 87 countries that are members of the current scheme (Please view the attached 'Member Countries' PDF for further detail).
All applicants must fill out the ATA Carnet Data Form is as much detail as possible this is because the data on the Carnet has to be 100% correct for immigration/customs staff.
Any personnel who wish to travel with the Carnet will have to be named at the time of application.
Unauthorised persons will not be able to present the Carnet to border officails. We are unable to add information to the Carnet after it has been issued.
Applicants seeking a Carnet for China/Taiwan, please contact our office as the process differs to that of a normal Carnet.
A Carnet may not be used for:
- Goods to be sold or hired out abroad for financial gain
- Perishable or consumable items (as they would not normally be re-exported)
- Goods which are temporarily exported for processing or repair
- Goods on which a Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) refund will be claimed
- Goods used as a means of transport
- The exportation of unaccompanied goods, or by post
- Foreign goods temporarily imported into the EC under a Customs Temporary Importation Concession
- Equipment to be used for the construction, repair or maintenance of buildings or for earthmoving and like projects.
- A completed ATA Carnet Data form
- A completed ATA Carnet authority form
- Copies of the photograph pages of the person/s who wish to be named on the Carnet
- If you require further space for information on the form please type it onto a separate page
Our service includes applying for the Carnet, collection of the documents, stamping by customs and return of documents back to the customer.