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WHAT IS AN ATA CARNET AND WHY WOULD MY BUSINESS NEED ONE?
The ATA Carnet is an international Customs document which allows the temporary importation of commercial samples, professional equipment or goods going to either a trade fair or exhibition to countries which are part of the ATA Carnet system. Without an ATA Carnet it would be necessary to go through each country’s Customs procedures for the temporary admission of goods, i.e. lodging a temporary import bond.
The ATA Carnet simplifies the custom formalities by allowing a single document to be used for clearing goods through Customs in the countries that are part of the ATA Carnet system. An ATA Carnet is valid for one year and allows for movement of the goods shown on the Carnet as many times as required during the 12 months to any of the destinations applied for.
Dynamic are the largest provider of Carnets in the UK Tel: 01753 682222 or email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
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We provide a complete ATA Carnet Preparation service to suit your exact needs including providing you cover for the bond required under the Carnet Indemnity Scheme
Just let us know where & when you are going, a list of the goods/equipment you are taking and for how long – sit back and let us do the rest for you.
We can deliver your urgent Carnet to you the same day (express fees apply) or use our standard 24/48 hour service.
Although not covered under the Carnet Convention we can also offer you assistance for temporary export to:
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Here we hope to answer all your questions about Carnets, but please call us on +44 (0)1753 682 222 or mail our Carnet department for specific and speedy advice.
The ATA Carnet is an international customs document that permits duty-free temporary import of goods for up to one year. By presenting an ATA Carnet to foreign Customs, you pass duty free and tax free into a carnet country. ATA Carnets also serve as the registration of goods in the UK upon re-importation.
The ATA documentation accompanying the goods bypasses the time-consuming task of completing numerous Customs documents for each individual country to be visited. The carnet also provides a financial guarantee to foreign Customs officials that, in the event the goods which have been temporarily admitted are not re-exported, import duties and taxes will be paid.
ATA Carnets cut costs to exporters by eliminating value-added tax (VAT) and customs duties.
Armed with an ATA Carnet, salesmen, exhibitors and other business travellers can:
Virtually all goods that are “tools of the trade” are covered by ATA Carnets in three broad categories:
This means almost anything: computers, tools, photographic and film equipment, musical instruments, industrial machinery, vehicles, jewellery, clothing, medical appliances, race horses, old masters, sound systems or aircraft.
Merchandise that does not qualify as “tools of the trade” is not eligible to be covered by an ATA Carnet. Carnets cannot be used for the following scenarios:
The ATA Carnet service is available to business and sales representatives, exhibitors at trade fairs and any travelling professionals, such as film crews, architects, artists, engineers, entertainers, photographers, sports teams.
A carnet may be issued to a Company or Individuals who are permanent residents of the United Kingdom.
It may be used by anybody provided the user has a letter from the named holder authorising such use. The holder may also allow an Agent to handle the carnet through customs on his behalf provided the Agent holds a Letter of Authority. In either eventuality, it is important that the carnet states it can be used by ‘Any authorised representative’.
We process carnet applications and deliver completed carnets within 24/48 hours.
Express service is also available.
Fees vary according to the value of the goods, the number of countries to be visited plus any additional costs for security, insurance or other services. Fees will always be a small fraction of the value of the goods covered by the carnet.
Once you submit your application, we will contact you to discuss details and costs.
Apart from your company details, here is what we need:
No. Once a carnet has been issued no extra items can be added to the list of goods.
The ATA Carnet is valid for up to one year from its date of issue. During this period the carnet may be used for an unlimited number of exits and entries into foreign countries. The ATA Carnet will only cover goods that are returned to the UK within 12 months.
No, but we can arrange for a new (replacement) carnet (we need to confirm the details) and this will require a new fee. This is subject to the (written) agreement of the Customs authorities of the country in question.
Although no penalties or duties will be assessed by the UK for an expired carnet, a foreign Government may assess penalties if the carnet expires before the equipment is re-exported from that country.
We can prepare a substitute carnet which will have the same details as the original, but an additional fee will apply. Alternatively, the goods covered by the lost or stolen carnet may be entered to temporary importation.
A claim consists of a notice issued by the customs authority of a foreign country in cases where there is no record that merchandise was re-exported. Examples of this would be:
The carnet document has a green cover page which provides the names of the carnet holder and issuing Association, the dates of issue and expiry, the carnet number, the countries in which the carnet may be used. A complete description of the goods covered is printed on the reverse.
This is followed by pairs of vouchers, for each Customs frontier or border to be crossed. These are colour-coded for use by the various Customs authorities: yellow for the country of departure and return (usually the UK or other EU country); white for foreign Customs, and blue for transit only. The number of pages of each type is pre-determined at the time of issue of the carnet.
Each sheet is accompanied by a corresponding counterfoil, which remains in the carnet and describes the actions taken by Customs officers each time goods enter or leave a country; the actual page being detached and retained by the Customs Authority.
The information from the font cover (including the List of Goods), is repeated on each voucher, or page.
The ATA Carnet is a simple international customs document with a pair of pages, or vouchers, for presentation to the Customs of each foreign country you wish to visit, and a pair of vouchers for presentation to Customs when leaving and returning to your home country. The carnet is reviewed for completeness and accuracy and the goods are examined to ensure that they match the carnet list.
It is the responsibility of the carnet user, or his agent, to present the carnet to the Customs authorities when entering or leaving a country in order that the necessary verification and certification of the appropriate vouchers and counterfoils can take place. Failure to do so may result in a claim being made. A claim is a notice from a Customs authority of the country of import that a violation of the carnet system has occurred and payment of duties, taxes, and penalties are required. These are payable on demand, under the terms of the Bond, or Guarantee.
In December 1961, to facilitate international trade, the Customs Co-Operation Council now known as the World Customs Organisation (WCO) adopted , the “Customs Convention on the ATA Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods.” The purposes was to reduce the obstacles caused by varying national customs regulations. The initials “ATA” are an acronym of the French and English words “Admission Temporaire/Temporary Admission.”
Each country in the system has a single guaranteeing body approved by the national customs authorities and the ICC World Chambers Federation. The World Customs Organisation (WCO) administers the international customs conventions under which the ATA Carnet system operates.
Within the ICC World Chambers Federation, the World ATA Carnet Council (WATAC) runs the ATA system and its international guarantee chain. The Council is made up of representatives from the countries and territories where carnets are issued and accepted.
The ATA international guarantee chain provides reciprocal guarantees assuring customs administrators that duties and taxes due in case of misuse will be paid – for example the sale instead of re-export of the goods.
Over the past 40 years the Carnet System has spread from a few western European countries to cover most of the industrialised world and a growing number of emerging economies. In 2000, approximately 200,000 ATA Carnets were issued world-wide covering goods valued at almostUS$12 billion.
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