What is an ATA Carnet?
An ATA Carnet (Temporary Admission) allows you to temporarily export goods between countries that are part of the ATA Carnet system to then return these goods back to the UK. It acts as a passport to goods and allows savings on Import VAT and Customs Duty. The ATA Carnet is presented to Customs when you move between countries borders. If you are moving professional equipment between countries for research projects then an ATA Carnet may be a good option.
What can an ATA Carnet be used for?
To temporarily export certain goods for use outside the UK. These goods must remain unaltered and uncharged during the duration on the ATA Carnet. An ATA Carnet can’t be used for hiring out or selling goods. You can use one ATA Carnet for multiple goods, as long as these goods are listed on the ATA Carnet.
How long is an ATA Carnet valid for?
12 months from the date of issue. To extend how long you can use the goods, you’ll need to get a replacement carnet.
How much does an ATA Carnet cost?
If purchased through Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, the issuing fee is £224.40 for members or £374.40 for non-members. The University doesn’t hold a membership so we would pay the non-member rate.
What countries are in the ATA Carnet system?
Here is a list of countries that accept ATA carnets. Countries have their own rules about what goods you can bring in using an ATA Carnet and how you use them. Some goods have special conditions and if you don’t follow these, Customs may direct that your goods follow normal customs import rules.
How do I apply for an ATA Carnet?
ATA Carnets are available to purchase from London Chamber of Commerce or one of the authorised issuing chambers. Our local Chamber of Commerce is Thames Valley. If you need any help, please, contact the Tax Team.