​ICC announces ATA digitization project

Good news!! The ATA Carnet is currently a paper document which must be treated with care and accuracy. It allows companies to export goods temporarily without paying duties, VAT or other additional rights.

The ATA Carnet needs to stay with the goods and as it can be valid for 12 calendar months and can be used for multiple trips, it can be a challenge to keep the document complete. Not to mention the discipline of the users to collect the stamps manually at each Customs office at the time of Exportation, Importation, Re-exportation and Re-importation.

Digitization of this document is a nice step forward. The pilot participating countries starts in the summer of 2019. We will keep you updated.

When to use an ATA Carnet & What are the benefits?

Does your organization often exports goods for temporary use, like:

  • Commercial Samples
  • Professional Equipment (Tools of the Trade)
  • Goods for Fairs & Exhibitions (limited to 6 months)

*See the complete list of Merchandise categories covered by Carnet here.

You can then use an ATA Carnet as a temporary export-import document. With this document you don’t have to pay duties and import taxes on merchandise that will be re-exported within 12 months. Carnets are also known as Merchandise Passports or Passports for Goods.

Pincvision ATA Carnet services

Pincvision can take-over your ATA Carnet Services. We issue ATA Carnets for our customers and keep chasing them to make sure all stamps are collected. We also monitor the validity of the document to make sure the deadline will not be exceeded. Using an ATA Carnet for all your temporary imports saves a lot of money for your company.

  • Don’t pay unnecessary duties and import taxes
  • Save costs on export document legalization costs (Chamber of Commerce and Embassy)

Interested in finding out more about our Pincvision ATA Carnet service? Please contact us by calling +31(0)88-4321800 or send an e-mail to info@pincvision.com We are very happy to assist you in this or setup a small business case with you to find out how much costs can be saved by handing over this process to us!

Full publication article

Please find the official text of to the full publication of the announcement on the ICC website.

11 Jan 2019 at 9:19 am