Are you attending trade shows, exhibitions or events abroad, providing commercial samples or travelling with professional equipment?
You are likely to need an ATA Carnet, as specialist Odette Barnes explains…
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. Without an ATA Carnet it would be necessary to go through each country’s customs procedures for the temporary admission of goods e.g. lodging a temporary import bond.
You might not have needed to do this previously, so what’s changed?
Since 1st January 2021, ATA Carnets are a requirement for temporary admission to the EU
Prior to Brexit and during the EU Transition period, goods were able to move freely between the UK and EU member states. Following the UK’s exit from the EU, however, temporary imports must now fall in line with other customs rules.
The good news is that your temporary import can move freely between EU countries.
Do I need to apply for different types of ATA Carnets for different countries?
In the U.K. there are two types of carnets issued: ATA and EC/CPD/China-Taiwan carnets. ATA Carnets are used for the 87 countries that are members of the carnet scheme. EC/CPD/China-Taiwan carnets are used for temporary exports to Taiwan which only accepts the EC/CPD/China-Taiwan carnet.
Find more answers to common questions on the ATA Carnets Q&A page
An ATA Carnet allows for multiple trips, it is valid for up to one year, and allows for movement of the goods shown on the Carnet to any of the destinations applied for.
ATA Carnet Service
International Trade Matters provides a comprehensive ATA Carnet service, taking care of the procedures and processes needed to cost effectively move your goods across borders.
Specialist Odette Barnes will guide you through the documentation, dealing with the complexities of the service, enabling your transactions to proceed smoothly.