Carnet A.T.A. - creation & explanation

The Carnet A.T.A. functions as a carnet for temporary import of goods and is accepted in over 70 countries. Hence, it plays an important role in logistics. Freightfinders can help you with creating the document Carnet A.T.A.. We have also explained in the following article, what this carnet is, which advantages, but also what complications it can bring along.

 

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Carnet A.T.A. – Creating documents with Freightfinders

A Carnet A.T.A. entails a lot of advantages (find out, which ones, further in the text). Still, there are areas, where difficulties can come across. As with most formalities, with this document it is also all about detail. Each and every contracting member state, which uses the Carnet A.T.A., has its own interpretation of the fields of application. Also, the number of the participating countries changes often. To keep track of all of these things, is the task, we at Freightfinders and our partners have set ourselves. Profit from our long-term experience and let us create your documents for a smooth and easy transport.

 

What is a Carnet A.T.A.

A Carnet A.T.A. (Admission Temporaire/ Temporary Admission), is a document that ensures a tax- and duty-free temporary import of goods in international trade and international cultural activities. The affected goods have to be, regarding customs law, EU goods. This means that the goods have to be extracted, manufactured, cleared and tax paid. The Carnet A.T.A. is valid up to one year, it can be used multiple times during this period and, in Germany, it is issued by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Within the EU, it is not necessary to apply for the Carnet A.T.A., except, if you want to ship goods e.g. to the Canaries, or the French overseas departments and territories. Another exception is, if the goods are in need of an export licence. If the stay is foreseeably longer, a connection carnet can be issued.

 

When is the Carnet A.T.A. used

As already mentioned, the Carnet A.T.A. ensures a duty free import of goods. So it is about goods that are shipped only for a certain period of time. Hence, the main application areas are usually trade fairs. Additionally, it concerns also exhibitions, commercial samples, scientific cultural purposes and sportive events. The most important point is that the goods may not be consumables, or be imported back in a changed way.

 

Advantages of the Carnet A.T.A.

Usually, when importing, one has to pay import charges in full. There, the Carnet A.T.A. offers an enormous advantage, as you can import your goods temporarily without paying duty nor tax. It simplifies and facilitates the steps of dispatch, such as the assessment of import charges. An additional time saving is gained during the border clearance through the omission of numerous documents. Instead of these various papers, such as the Commercial Invoice, or other export documents, only the Carnet A.T.A. is used for the import, export and transit, as well as for the re-export and re-import. A further advantage of the Carnet A.T.A. is that it can also be used as a shipping document in the internal and external transit procedure.

 

Carnet A.T.A. costs

The costs for the Carnet A.T.A. are relatively low. There are minor administration costs. Furthermore, there has to be paid a onetime charge, the insurance against payment, which is calculated percentagewise from the total value. This, however, is not a transport insurance. Still, the transport insurance should be covered additionally for the transport.

 

Carnet A.T.A. countries

In the following, you will find a list of countries, where the Carnet A.T.A. is necessary. The countries are divided into different categories, which describe the purpose.

 

 Länder und ISO-Code

Berufsausrüstung
   Ausstellungen/ Messen  
Warenmuster
 Albania (AL) Yes Yes Yes
 Algeria (DZ) Yes Yes Yes
 Andorra (AD) Yes Yes Yes
 Australia (AU)
 (Consultation with Chamber of Industry & Commerce)
Yes
(keine Kfz)
Yes Yes
 Kingdom of Bahrain (BH) No Yes No
 Belarus (BY) Yes Yes Yes
 Bosnia und Herzegovina (BA) Yes Yes Yes
 Brazil (BR) Yes Yes No
 Chile (CL) Yes
keine Kfz
Yes
keine Kfz
No
 People’s Republic of China (CN) No Yes No
 Côte d’Ivoire Yes Yes Yes
 French overseas departments (French customs territory) (FR) Yes Yes Yes
 Gibraltar (GI) Yes Yes Yes
 Hong Kong (HK) Yes Yes No
 India (IN)
 (Consultation with Chamber of Industry & Commerce)
Yes
(nur bestimmte Berufsausrüstung)
Yes
(nur bestimmte Messen)
No
 Indonesia (ID) Yes Yes No
 Iran (IR) Yes Yes Yes
 Island (IS) Yes Yes Yes
Israel (IL)
 (Consultation with Chamber of Industry & Commerce)
Yes Yes Yes
 Japan (JP)
 (Consultation with Chamber of Industry & Commerce)
Yes Yes Yes
 Canada (CA) Yes
(national agreement)
Yes Yes
 Canary Islands, Ceuta, Melilla
 (Spanish customs territory) (ES)
Yes Yes Yes
 Kazakhstan (KZ) Yes Yes Yes
 Lebanon (LB)
 (Consultation with Chamber of Industry & Commerce)
Yes Yes No
 Macau Yes
(national agreement)
Yes Yes
(national agreement)
 Madagascar Yes Yes Yes
 Malaysia (MY) Yes Yes Yes
 Morocco (MA) Yes Yes Yes
 Mauritius (MU) Yes Yes No
 Macedonia (MK) Yes Yes Yes
 Mexico (MX)
 (Consultation with Chamber of Industry & Commerce)
Yes Yes Yes
 Moldova (MD) Yes Yes Yes
 Mongolia (MN) Yes
(keine Kfz)
Yes No
 Montenegro (ME) Yes Yes Yes
 New Zealand (NZ) Yes Yes Yes
 Norway (NO) Yes Yes Yes
 Pakistan (PK) Yes Yes No
 Russia (RU)
 (Consultation with Chamber of Industry & Commerce)
Yes Yes Yes
 Switzerland (CH) Yes
(national agreement)
Yes Yes
 Senegal (SN) Yes
(national agreement)
Yes
(national agreement)
Yes
(national agreement)
 Serbia (CS)
 without Kosovo/Metohija
Yes Yes Yes
 Singapore (SG) (national agreement) (national agreement) (national agreement)
 Sri Lanka (LK) Yes Yes Yes
 South Africa (ZA)
 (Consultation with Chamber of Industry & Commerce)
Yes Yes Yes
(national agreement)
 South Korea (KR) Yes Yes Yes
 Thailand (TH) Yes Yes Yes
 Turkey (TR)
 (Consultation with Chamber of Industry & Commerce)
Yes Yes Yes
 Tunisia (TN) Yes Yes No
 Taiwan (TW)
 (here Carnet CPD)
Yes Yes Yes
 Ukraine (UA) Yes Yes Yes
 USA (US) Yes No Yes
 United Arab Emirates (EA)
 (Consultation with Chamber of Industry & Commerce)
No Yes No
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