ATA & CHINA TAIWAN CPD CARNETS
WHAT IS A CARNET?
A Carnet (an ATA or China Taiwan CPD Carnet) is an international customs and temporary export-import document. It is presented when entering a Carnet country with merchandise or equipment that will be re-exported within 12 months
WHAT ARE CARNETS USED FOR?
- Carnets are used for the temporary export of three types of goods to any of the other 76 signatory countries to the ATA and/or Istanbul Conventions:
- Commercial Samples
- Goods for Trade Fairs or exhibitions
- Professional Equipment
WHAT GOODS CAN BE CARRIED UNDER AN ATA CARNET?
All goods being moved under an ATA Carnet must be from one of the following categories:
Machinery (non-electrical); Original Paintings / Works of Art; Photographic and filming equipment (excluding video equipment); Jewellery and articles of precious metals / stones; Engine Machinery; Electric / Electronic and scientific or video equipment; Stamps; Yachts and boats; Books; Caravans; Display Stands; Clothing; Furniture and furnishings; Hand Tools; Hides, Skins Furs and Leather Goods; Livestock; Concert and Musical Equipment – Electric/Electronic; Computer Equipment; Theatrical Effects; Carpets and Rugs; Catering Equipment; Toys (Electric or not); Sports Equipment; Antiques; Imitation or Costume Jewellery; Loose Precious Stones; Footwear; Concert and Musical Equipment – non Electric/Electronic.
Note that vehicles for private use cannot usually be shipped under an ATA Carnet. These will probably be moved under a Carnet de Passage. To find out if they will accept a Carnet de Passage contact the relevant country embassy. Dublin Chamber does not issue this type of carnet.
WHAT COUNTRIES ARE MEMBERS OF THE ATA CARNET CHAIN?
Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia (Republic of), Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka (except for professional equipment), Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States (except for international trade fairs and exhibitions), United Arab Emirates
Irish goods going to EU countries (listed above in bold) do not need carnets.