What are the Advantages of Using an ATA Carnet? Why is a Carnet Better?
When using the international customs document, The Merchandise Passport, it:
Reduces costs to the exporter. Eliminates value-added taxes (VAT), duties, and the posting of security normally required at the time of importation.
Simplifies customs procedures. Allows a temporary exporter to use a single document for all customs transactions, make arrangements for entry to many countries in advance, and do so at a predetermined cost.
Facilitates re-entry into the U.S. Eliminates the need to register goods with U.S. Customs at the time of departure.
See an ATA Carnet in use:
- on our Videos page. Play the Carnet Video titled "Lisbon in Fast Forward."
- on Pep's ATA Carnet Adventure Blog.
More resources detailing the benefits of using an ATA Carnet:
Download a comparison chart of temporary import methods including the ATA Carnet.
Link to an article explaining the benefits of using an ATA Carnet for foreign trade shows.