ATA Carnets

The ATA Carnet is an international customs document, issued by a Chamber of Commerce within Australia, that permits duty-free temporary import/entry of goods into other countries.

By eliminating the need to pay individual value added taxes, sales taxes and customs duties in over 80 countries, ATA Carnets allow businesses to more easily manage the costs associated with travelling as only one payment in local currency is required. The document also reduces the time involved in the customs process.

An ATA Carnet covers goods such as:

  • Commercial samples
  • Professional equipment
  • Goods for presentations, trade fairs, shows, exhibitions.

ATA carnets are not intended for goods that will not be returning to Australia, such as food products which will be consumed as samples at a trade show. In the case that goods registered under an ATA Carnet are not returned to Australia, the company responsible for those goods will have to pay duty.

  • Reduction in costs by eliminating value added taxes, sales taxes and customs duties at overseas customs ports.
  • An ability to budget in Australian dollars, at a predetermined cost.
  • Acceptance in over 80 different countries and territories.
  • Validation for up to one year.
  • Versatility as it can be used for most business related items.
  • Simplifying Customs procedures for border crossing and cuts red tape by allowing one single document for all Customs formalities, thereby minimising uncertainty and surprises.
  • Allowing you to complete Customs paperwork in English only once.
  • ATA Carnets are widely recognised around the world
  • The ability for goods to be returned to Australia without problems or delays.
  • ATA Carnets can be completed well ahead of travelling time, 

Available Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays), our ATA Carnets are processed with a prompt and accurate turnaround and fees remain the most competitive in the export market today.

For Application form and carnet kit please contact:

Email: carnet.cbd@businessaustralia.com

Tel : 02 9466 4562