Customs Passport Booklet (Carnet-A.T.A.)

Service Description

The A.T.A. carnet is an internationally valid customs transit document that facilitates the temporary use of goods in non-EU countries. The Carnet user countries are listed on the green cover sheet of the Carnet A.T.A. form. The payment or deposit of customs duties and other charges in the importing or transit countries is not required. The A.T.A. carnet offers the additional advantage of speedy border clearance. The abbreviation "A.T.A." stands for "Admission Temporaire" (French) or "Temporary Admission" (English).

The main areas of application for the issuance of an A.T.A. carnet are (no consumer goods):

  • Fair and exhibition goods
  • Professional equipment
  • Sample goods

However, these areas of application are interpreted differently in the individual contracting states. For information, please contact your local Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

For temporary export of goods to Taiwan (Republic of China) use the Carnet C.P.D. (form orange).

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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