CUSTOMS FACILITATION SCHEME
75 Harborne Road,
Birmingham, B15 3DH.
Tel: 0121 607 1785
Fax: 0121 607 0136
ATA Carnets are international Customs documents issued by Chambers of Commerce in most major countries throughout the world (see list below) for the purpose of allowing the temporary importation of goods, free of Customs Duties, taxes etc., also without the necessity of raising bonds or depositing amounts for duty.
They may be used for practically all kinds of goods and can provide for a simple entry and exit to and from a single foreign country or for numerous multi-destination journeys during the validity of the Carnet. This validity can never exceed one year.
CATEGORIES OF GOODS COVERED:
Goods for International Exhibitions and Trade Fairs
Carnets may be issued for use in the following countries:
Algeria; Andorra; Australia; Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Canada; Chile; China; Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast); Gibraltar; Hong Kong; Iceland; India; Iran; Israel; Japan; Korea; Lebanon; Macao, China; Macedonia; Malaysia; Mauritius; Mexico; Moldova; Mongolia; Montenegro; Morocco; New Zealand; Norway; Pakistan; Russia; Senegal; Serbia; Singapore; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Switzerland; Thailand; Tunisia; Turkey; Ukraine; UAE; USA.
Please note that some countries have their own procedures and may not have joined the ATA Carnet system for all three categories. Please check with us if you are unsure of specific country requirements.
HOW TO APPLY
Birmingham Chamber has an on-line system for obtaining Carnets, please register to use www.e-zcert.com Once you have registered we will be happy to talk you through the application process. On receipt of your correctly completed application, we will process your carnet and have the carnet with you the next day via special delivery or the carnet will be available for you to collect if required on the same day.
Fees can be given on request or the on-line portal will calculate the fee on your behalf before submitting your application
CARNET GOODS LIST
The list must be comprehensive and itemised. All serial numbers and identifying marks must be shown, the country of origin (where the goods were manufactured and not purchased), value and weight against each item. At the end of the list the number of items and weight will be automatically calculated
Consumables or other disposable goods should not be entered in the list; a separate invoice will usually suffice giving a total value “for customs purposes only”.
All Carnets must be covered by security from the holder to enable the Chamber to recover any charges made by overseas Customs following misuse of the Carnet.
The Carnet Guarantee Scheme is an “in house” system set up between the Birmingham Chamber and Aviva to facilitate the provision of this security. The application is provide on line and a quote given immediately on request.
For low value goods we may accept a cash deposit, fully refundable on return of a correctly used Carnet.