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ATA Carnet
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Ata documents is only issued and gurantted by the international chamber of commerce.

 What is an ATA Carnet?

The ATA Carnet is an international customs document that permits duty-free and tax-free temporary import of goods for up to one year. The initials "ATA" are an acronym of the French and English words "Admission Temporaire/Temporary Admission."

ATA Carnets cover:
commercial samples;
professional equipment;
goods for presentation or use at trade fairs, shows, exhibitions and the like.

That means almost anything: computers, repair tools, photographic and film equipment, musical instruments, industrial machinery, vehicles, jewellery, clothing, medical appliances and aircraft, race horses, old masters, prehistoric relics, ballet costumes and rock group sound systems are just some of the items that can cross borders duty-free and tax-free, thanks to ATA Carnets.

Note: ATA Carnets do NOT cover perishable or consumable items or goods for processing or repair.



What the Carnet can do ?

Armed with their ATA Carnet, sales reps, exhibitors and other business travellers can:

make advance customs arrangements at predetermined cost
visit more than one country
use their ATA Carnet for several trips during its one-year validity
return to their home country with their goods and without problems or delays

Who can use a Carnet

The ATA Carnet service is available to business and sales executives, exhibitors at trade fairs and travelling professionals, such as film crews, architects, artists, engineers, entertainers, photographers, sports teams and many more.

Large companies, small companies, individuals on the move - all can benefit. Sales representatives with valuable samples and people with professional equipment are the largest users.

Virtually all goods can be included on a Carnet.

Typical articles covered include antiques, machinery, machine-tools, catering equipment, clothing and footwear, toys, computers, office equipment, electric generators, electrical/electronic and scientific equipment, surgical and dental equipment, jewellery and articles of precious metal/stones, sound equipment, audio-visual, photographic and filming equipment, lasers, musical instruments and records, aircraft, films, motor vehicles, racing engine machinery, heating and lighting equipment, agricultural machinery, furniture, crockery, works of art, race horses, theatrical effects and sets, sporting goods, yachts, display stands.

Certain goods CANNOT be covered by Carnets, such as disposable items or consumable goods, including food.

How a Carnet works

The ATA Carnet is a simple international customs document with two sheets for presentation for each foreign country you wish to visit, and two sheets for presentation to customs when leaving and returning to your home country.

You give one sheet to the foreign customs officials when you enter their country and the other when you leave it. The same applies when exiting and entering your own country.

That's all there is to it.

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China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shaoxing Branch / CCOIC Shaoxing Chamber of International Commerce
Address:Human Resources and Social Insurance Building, Qudun Road 368, Jinghu New District,Shaoxing,Zhejiang, China 312000
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