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If you think that only people use passport when they travel abroad, you are wrong because when goods are being exported and imported abroad they too have a travel document called ATA Carnet or just simply carnet. It is the document that gives clearance of the good in the customs. and this is used in 74 countries/territories and when there is a carnet there is no need to pay duties as well as import taxes on the goods and its duration is 12 months. In simple terms it is the passport of goods.
The ATA Carnet is an international customs document that permits duty-free and tax-free temporary importation of goods for up to one year. The initials “ATA” are an acronym of the French and English words “Admission Temporaire/Temporary Admission”.
ATA Carnet cover almost everything:
ATA Carnets cover the usual and unusual: computers, repair tools, photographic and film equipment, musical instruments, industrial machinery, vehicles, jewellery, clothing, medical appliances, aircraft, race horses, art work, prehistoric relics, ballet costumes and rock group sound systems.
ATA Carnets do not cover perishable or consumable items, or goods for processing or repair.
With their ATA Carnet, salesmen, exhibitors, and other business travelers may:
Carnets are issued by chambers of commerce and similar business organizations affiliated to the ATA international guarantee chain.
The World Chambers Federation (WCF), which brings together the chamber members of the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), is responsible for administering the chain. To obtain information on the ATA Carnet system, visit www.passportforgoods.com , where you will find the contact details (including web links) of the organizations that issue ATA Carnets in member countries.
For any participating country, the national member of the ATA guarantee chain can tell you where and how to obtain Carnets.
|ATA Carnet Duty-free and tax-free temporary imports|
|ATA Carnet processing fee (only one time visit)|
|Member||10 BD each|
|Non-Member||20 BD each|
|Additional Pages of the General List|
|Member||2 BD each|
|Non-Member||5 BD each|
|Express Services ( Additional Amount )|
|Within 24 hours||50BD|
|Within 48 hours||40BD|
|Within 72 hours||20BD|