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ATA Carnets

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What is an ATA Carnet?

The ATA Carnet is an international Customs document which allows the temporary importation of commercial samples, professional equipment or goods going to either a trade fair or exhibition to countries which are part of the ATA Carnet system. Without one you would need to complete each country's customs procedures for the temporary admission of goods eg lodging a temporary import bond.

Why are ATA Carnets required?

The ATA Carnet acts as a passport for goods. It simplifies the custom formalities by allowing a single document to be used for clearing goods through customs in the countries that are part of the ATA Carnet system. An ATA Carnet is valid for 1 year and allows for movement of the goods shown on the Carnet as many times as required during the 12 months to any of the destinations applied for. 

How to apply for an ATA Carnet

Our system will allow you to complete the application online. New customers can register via eCarnet.

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eCarnet Client Guide

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How to use a Carnet

Carnet Guidance Notes

Price of ATA Carnet 

Please contact our Documentation Team to confirm the cost of processing your Carnet. Glasgow Chamber of Commerce members receive a discount on standard prices.

In all cases Carnet holders are required to provide a security which relates to the value of the goods being temporarily exported.

Please contact for further information on Carnets, security and the available options. 

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