7 reasons why ATA Carnets are the best way to unlock customs
Jointly administered by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and ICC World Chambers Federation, the ATA Carnet is an international customs document that permits the duty-free and tax-free temporary export and import of goods.
So why are ATA Carnets the best way to facilitate
international trade and allow companies to reach new markets for their
Easy exit – easy re-entry:
If your business takes you to move goods abroad temporarily, ATA Carnets are the most simple tool to use when entering and leaving the country.
Coverage of most business items
ATA Carnets cover three comprehensive categories of
products: commercial samples, professional equipment and goods for exhibitions
and fairs. Whether ordinary or extraordinary, if it is not perishable or
consumable, a wide range of items can be covered by an ATA Carnet.
Cost-reducing solution for exporters
ATA Carnets eliminate value-added tax (VAT) and
customs duties at the time of each border crossing.
One document – one application
ATA Carnets simplify customs border crossings and cut
red tape by allowing importers and exporters to use a single document for all
No uncertainty, no hassles
ATA Carnets are easy to obtain and to use.
One-year validity and unlimited trips
ATA Carnets can be used for several operations up to
ATA Carnets are accepted in 74 countries and
territories worldwide, with more countries to join in the future.
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