ATA Carnet

***Owing to unprecedented demand and staff illness, we are temporarily not taking on new carnet clients. We hope to be fully open for new business shortly.***

What is an ATA Carnet?

An ATA Carnet acts as a 'passport for goods’ replacing all the usual customs documents. By using an ATA Carnet you will get duty-free and tax-free transportation of professional equipment, commercial samples and goods going to international trade fairs

If you’re exporting goods and motor vehicles on a temporary basis then you will also need an ATA Carnet.

Changes from 1st January 2021

ATA Carnets were not previously needed for UK businesses travelling into other EU countries, but since 1st January 2021 and the end of the Brexit transition period, firms can choose to use an ATA Carnet when transporting goods temporarily into EU countries or transferring them through the EU to non-EU or other countries. Using an ATA Carnet will enable your goods to move duty free and avoid delays and extra costs at the border. 

What countries can a Carnet be used for?

The following countries accept ATA Carnets:

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Australia (includes Tasmania), Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Canary Islands, Chile, China, Cote d'Ivoire, Faroe Islands, French overseas territories (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyane and Reunion, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna Islands, and French Polynesia (includes Tahiti), St Barthelemy, St Martin, Mayotte, Saint Pierre et Miquelon), Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Republic of, Lebanon, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia (includes Kuala Lumpur, Sabah and Sarawak), Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Qatar, Russian Federation, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa (includes Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho), Spanish overseas territories (Ceuta and Melilla), Sri Lanka, Switzerland (includes Liechtenstein), Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA (includes Puerto Rico and Saipan).

Carnets can now also be used for all EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden

How can we help?

Whether you want to take samples to overseas customers or potential customers, exhibit at a trade fair or transport professional equipment, we can ensure that you never have to pay duty at the time of import.

If you want your goods to benefit from a streamlined customs clearance routine in over 40 countries then use our fast, reliable and secure electronic ATA Carnet service today.

Our ATA Carnet services includes:

  • Completion of all Carnet vouchers
  • Simplification of customs procedures
  • Bespoke service to suit your needs


Each ATA Carnet that you require will cost just £335.00 +VAT *

All of the ATA Carnets that we issue can be used for multiple trips and are valid for a period of up to one year.

* There is a discount available to members of the Business West Chambers of Commerce.

How to get started

Join the growing list of satisfied customers who use our online platform - Acorn International Trade Services - to submit and receive their ATA Carnets.

You can watch how to submit an ATA Carnet online here:

If you have any questions about ATA Carnets and how they work simply contact a member of our team and we shall guide you through the online process. You can reach us on 01275 370712  .

  • Apply for an ATA Carnet today

    Visit our Acorn International Trade Services website to set up an account and start creating and submitting your ATA Carnets today. This online export documentation platform is nice and easy to use, with clear guides and tutorials to help you get started.

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    You can easily create all your export documents, copy and edit previous shipments, apply for certification and get customs clearance for your shipments on Acorn International Trade Services.

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