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Shipping to ATA Carnet Countries Can Save You Money!

What is an ATA Carnet?

A Carnet is an international customs document that provides duty-free customs clearance for temporary imports into foreign countries, which can simplify entry by eliminating the need to post a Temporary Import Bond. Recognized in over 90 destinations, virtually all goods, whether hand carried or cargo shipped, are covered by Carnets. 

But the Carnet doesn’t only reduce costs; it also acts as a United States registration of goods and is valid on multiple trips for up to one year. It covers a broad range of merchandise including trade show booths, personal computers, satellites, industrial machinery, diagnostic equipment, jewelry, photographic and video equipment, repair tools, live animals, rare gems, vehicles and more. And there are not surprises. Carnet fees are paid prior to your departure so you know what the cost will be before you leave.

ETC Intl Freight System has provided assistance with ATA Carnet issuance since 1984. We have the resources to assist with ATA Carnet issuance in as few as 24 hours – sooner in some cases – and have service professionals that can answer your questions quickly and accurately.

Other Benefits of using a Carnet

Because the Carnet is valid for up to one year, users can travel to as many Carnet member countries as necessary during that period. In addition, partial and split shipments can be made. You don’t have to take all of the merchandise listed on your General List on each trip so one Carnet can cover the needs of several trips for different purposes.

Below is a complete list of ATA Carnet countries:

Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bailiwick of Guernsy, Balearic Isles, Barthelemy, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, Canary Islands, Ceuta, China, Chile, Corsica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Ivory Cost, Japan, Jersey, Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Melilla, Miquelon, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia*, St. Martin, St. Pierre, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tahiti, Taiwan**, Tasmania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Wallis-Futuna Islands,

*The U.S. Council for International Business strongly recommends certain guidelines when traveling to Russia.

**Taiwan, through a bilateral agreement with the United States, accepts TECRO/AIT Carnet.

The list of countries is subject to change without notice.


Destinations that DO NOT ACCEPT Carnets* include:

All countries in South and Central America, the UK Virgin Islands or Tortola and Roadtown,The U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas; and the Caribbean Islands of Anguilla, Aruba, Antigua/Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Netherlands Antilles, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, and Turks & Caicos Islands.

* It is possible that carnets may be accepted in these and other countries. The USCIB, however, will not guarantee their acceptance as a temporary importation. 

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