ATA Carnets/Temporary export Enabling International Trade

ATA Carnets/Temporary export

If you’re exporting goods from GB temporarily and/or for a specific purpose, it’s worthwhile checking what documents or processes might be available – such as an ATA Carnet – to avoid paying duty on goods such as samples for use at trade fairs, sales meetings or publicity materials

The ATA Carnet acts as a passport for goods, and simplifies the customs formalities, by reducing the amount of paper required. ATA Carnets are valid for a maximum of 12-months and can cover multiple trips to the EU and other countries in the scheme.

The Chamber can handle all these enquiries, and the practical elements, for you – taking away any confusion and ensuring you’re using the right documents while avoiding unnecessary costs and charges.

ATA Carnets can be used for the following countries:

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Australia (including Tasmania), Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Canary Islands (Spain), China, Chile, Cote d'Ivoire, European Union, Faroe Islands, French overseas departments and territories (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyane and Reunion, New Caledonia and its dependents of Wallis and Futuna Islands, and French Polynesia (includes Tahiti) as well as St Barthelemy, St Martin, Mayotte and Saint Pierre et Miquelon), Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Republic of, Lebanon, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia (territory also includes Kuala Lumpur, Sabah and Sarawak), Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Qatar, Russian Federation, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa (territory also includes Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho), Spanish overseas territories of Ceuta and Melilla, Sri Lanka, Switzerland (territory includes Liechtenstein), Taiwan (not covered by ATA Carnet; a separate Carnet is available from London Chamber), Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA (territory includes District of Columbia and Puerto Rico).

For information on ATA Carnets for EU Countries click here. 

View the guide on how to use an ATA Carnet once it has been issued. 

And to apply for an ATA Carnet, please register with the East Midlands Chamber

For more information or advice regarding this service just get in touch: 

Call: 0333 320 0333 - option 4
Email: carnet@emc-dnl.co.uk