The ATA Carnet is a temporary admission document which acts as a "passport for goods" for three main categories of Community status goods.
Using an ATA Carnet cuts out red tape for you at border points avoiding cash deposits etc. in the country of temporary importation. It can be used for multiple trips and is valid for one year covering 61 countries.
The amount to the nearest pound, may be provided from one of the following options:
Carnet Indemnity Scheme (CIS)
The Carnet Indemnity Scheme is an in-house system set up between London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (who host the Carnet scheme) and Lloyds of London, which simplifies the means by which the Carnet user can arrange for the Security to be provided, without having to supply either cash, Banker's Draft or Guarantee from an approved bank.
Letter of Authority for Applicant or User
An ATA Carnet may be issued in the name of an individual or a company who must be permanently resident in the United Kingdom. However, it may be used by any person providing the user carries a letter from the named holder authorising such use. The holder may also allow an Agent to handle the ATA Carnet through the customs on their behalf, again provided that the Agent holds a Letter of Authority. Box B (Name of accredited person(s) who will use the ATA Carnet) on the Green Front cover and the coloured vouchers would then contain the statement: "Any authorised representative".
Fees for an ATA Carnet (from 1 April 2014)
Member Rate: £167.80 + VAT = £201.36
Non Member Rate: £276.30 + VAT = £331.56
Please phone 0141 204 8330 for the next available Carnet Number.
Completion of the ATA Carnet Forms
The number of vouchers in an ATA Carnet depends on the itinerary. All the forms are in pairs (apart from the green front cover Page 1), each having a specific function (Exp. = exportation out of E.C., Imp. = importation into destination country, Re-exp. = re-exportation from the country where the original import was made, re-imp. = re-importation into E.C. Blue Tra. vouchers may also be required for transit or exhibition purposes. Certain countries do not accept ATA Carnets for all categories.
An ATA Carnet may not be used for:
We advise that you contact BIS on 020 7215 8070 or visit their website http://www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk/ for alternative arrangements.
EC/CPD/China - Taiwan Carnet
Agreement has been reached between the EC, Taiwan and the International Chamber of Commerce to establish a system of Carnets similar to that for ATA Carnets. The Carnet covers goods temporarily imported/exported between the EC and Taiwan. Other than a different colour code and A4 format to distinguish it from the ATA Carnet, the conditions for its use, the goods for which it can be used, and EC Customs procedures are identical. You can apply for the EC/CPD/China - Taiwan Carnet directly from London Chamber of Commerce.
Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, China, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and USA.
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce do not issue TIR Carnet. Please see here for more information.
The two organisations approved as the national guaranteeing associations in the UK, and to whom users must apply for TIR carnets, are:
The Freight Transport Association (FTA)
St John's Road
Tel 01892 526171
The Road Haulage Association (RHA)
35 Monument Hill
Tel 01932 841515
To chat through how becoming a member of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce can help your business and save you up to 50% on EC export documentation contact us on 0141 204 2121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can join online today.