What is contained in an ATA carnet document?
The carnet document has a green cover page which provides the names of the carnet holder and issuing association, the carnet issue date, the carnet number, the countries in which the carnet may be used and a complete description of the goods covered. Two yellow sheets in the package are to be used upon exportation from and reimportation back into the issuing country. White sheets are used for the temporary importation into and reexportation from the second or additional countries. Blue sheets are used when transiting though countries.
Each sheet contains two parts – a counterfoil, which remains in the carnet and describes the actions taken by Customs officers each time goods enter or leave a country, and a detachable voucher, which contains a list of the goods covered by the carnet and serves as the required Customs document.
What countries use the ATA carnet?
ATA carnets can be used in the following countries:
|Albania||Chile||Guam||Lithuania (EU)||Namibia (South Africa)||Sri Lanka|
|Algeria||China||Guernsey (UK)||Luxembourg (EU)||Netherlands (EU)||St Barthelemy (France)|
|Andorra||Corsica (France)||Hong Kong, China||Macao, China||New Caledonia (France)||St Martin (French Side)|
|Antarctica||Cote d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast||Hungary (EU)||Macedonia||New Zealand||St Pierre (France)|
|Aruba||Croatia (EU)||Iceland||Madagascar||Norway||Swaziland (South Africa)|
|Australia||Curacao||India||Madeira (Portugal)||Pakistan||Sweden (EU)|
|Austria (EU)||Cyprus (EU)||Indonesia||Malaysia||Poland (EU)||Switzerland|
|Azores (Portugal)||Czech Republic (EU)||Iran||Malta (EU)||Portugal (EU)||Taiwan (TW<>USA only)|
|Bahrain||Denmark (EU)||Ireland (EU)||Martinique (France)||Puerto Rico (USA)||Tasmania (Australia)|
|Balearic Islands (Spain)||Estonia (EU)||Isle of Man (UK)||Mauritius||Reunion Island (France)||Thailand|
|Belarus||European Union||Israel||Mayotte (France)||Romania (EU)||Tunisia|
|Belgium||Finland (EU)||Italy (EU)||Melilla (Spain)||Russia||Turkey|
|Bosnia & Herzogivina||France (EU)||Japan||Mexico||Senegal||Ukraine|
|Botswana||French Guiana (France)||Jersey (UK)||Miquelon (France)||Serbia||United Arab Emirates|
|Brazil||French Polynesia – Tahiti||Korea||Moldova||Singapore||United Kingdom (EU)|
|Bulgaria||Germany (EU)||Latvia (EU)||Monaco (France)||Slovakia (EU)||United States of America|
|Canada||Gibraltar||Lebanon||Mongolia||Slovenia (EU)||Wallis Futuna Islands|
|Canary Islands (Spain)||Greece (EU)||Lesotho (South Africa)||Montenegro||South Africa||(France)|
|Ceuta (Spain)||Guadeloupe (France)||Liechtenstein||Morocco||Spain (EU)|
The listed countries are Contracting Parties to the ATA convention that established the ATA carnet system. Countries are added to the ATA system periodically.