Using the Export Portal you can create and order an ATA Carnet in just 1-2 minutes. You can try out the Export Portal for free for 30 days. Order your ATA Carnet here:
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FAQ about ATA Carnets
What is a ATA Carnet?
An ATA Carnet is a customs and temporary export-import document. It is used to clear customs in 87 countries and territories without paying import taxes on merchandise that will be re-exported within 12 months.
What goods can be covered by a ATA Carnet? And what goods cannot?
Almost all thinkable goods can be part of an ATA Carnet. For instance electrical products, tools, commercial samples, products that are part of exhibitions etc. However consumable items – such as food, seeds, fertilizer etc) cannot be part of an ATA Carnet.
Source: Chamber International
Step-by-Step guide to filling out our ATA Carnet form
Step 2: Create a new ATA Carnet or Copy a Previous Document
Once you’ve chosen “ATA Carnet” in the Certification Menu, you will be able to see an overview of all your other ATA Carnets, assuming you’ve previously created one in the Export Portal for the given company.
Afterwards, you have two options:
- Choose “Create” in the upper-left corner to create a new ATA Carnet or,
- Copy a previously created ATA Carnet to reuse or adjust the entered information. You can alter the text by clicking on the three dots under “Actions” next to the chosen ATA Carnet
Step 3: Create a New ATA Carnet
If you choose to create a new ATA Carnet, you need to fill out the following form:
1. In the textbox “Consignor address”, fill out the name of the company in charge of shipping and handling
2. Fill out “Company”, “Street name”, “Street 2”, “Post code”, “City” and “Country” for the company in charge of shipping and handling
3. In the drop-down menu “Application of Articles”, choose the appropriate use for the shipped goods
4. If a different person/company is handling the shipment during transport, specify this using the field “Represented by”
5. Write the recipient country in the field “Destination countries”. If the shipment travels through other countries, specify this in the field “Transit countries”.
6. Specify what goods are being shipped and include any pertinent product information
7. Add additional goods either by:
- Adding them manually, one at a time, using the option “Add goods item” or,
- Assuming there are multiple goods, choose “Add from catalog”, after which a previously uploaded Excel-file with all product information can automatically be added to the ATA Carnet. You can always remove specific items directly in the form
8. Pick which Chamber of Commerce you want to issue the ATA Carnet in the field “Endorser”, and choose whether the document should be sent to you, “Shipping”, or if you’re picking up the document yourself, “Collect”
9. When the form is correctly filled out, click “Save” in the bottom-right hand corner
10. Click Send in the bottom-left hand corner and your ATA Carnet-application will be sent to the appropriate Chamber of Commerce for approval
Issuing and usage of an ATA Carnet
The Ata Carnet is a physical document that needs to be issued, signed and stamped by an approved Chamber of Commerce before it is valid. After validation, it needs to be approved by the Danish Customs Agency, before your goods can be shipped using the Carnet. The approval consists of unified customs declaration forms ready for use at each border crossing, and is also a globally recognized guarantee of duties and taxes, which can be used as a replacement for the security deposits required by each customs authority.
ATA Carnets are administered by the World Customs Organization (WCO) alongside the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). In Denmark, Dansk Erhverv (The Danish Chamber of Commerce) is designated as the organization responsible for guaranteeing the validity and dependability of the form. This ensures that the document operates in accordance with applicable customs conventions.
In order to get an approved Carnet, you first need to apply for it. This can be done easily using the Export Portal, which is linked to Dansk Erhverv, the Danish organization responsible for issuing the document.
The document can be used in several different countries, on multiple journeys during its one-year validity. Thus, ATA Carnet is the type of document relating to temporary access of goods that is most prevalent among internationally operating business communities.