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E.U. a 1 Carnet Customs Territory & U.K. its Own Territory

Monday, February 8, 2021

With Brexit here the U.K. is no longer an E.U. member and will, therefore, be treated as an independent country.  As a result, a set of white counterfoils and voucher will be necessary for each ATA Carnet issued from the U.S. to the U.K. via the E.U.  Curt E.H. Wilson, President & CEO of boomerang carnets® reminds that the E.U. is a single Customs territory made up of 27 countries.  “You can traverse all E.U. countries by presenting your carnet to Customs once upon entry and once to exit.” 

In the same manner, the United Kingdom is a single Customs territory.  Upon arrival and presentation of an ATA Carnet to Customs your goods may travel freely throughout the kingdom.  It is possible, however, that due to Brexit carnets will be required for transport of goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. 

The ATA Carnet is an internationally accepted customs document for temporarily exported merchandise, gear, or equipment.  They allow cross border movement of the equipment import-duty and -tax free into 87+ carnet countries and territories for up to a year which includes the E.U. and the U.K.  In today’s world, you cannot risk losing contracts on international jobs, nor do you want the burden of paying considerable duty and tax.  Time is of the essence and budgets are tight.  ATA Carnets also serve as your U.S. Registration of Goods allowing for re-entry into the U.S. duty and tax free.  The ATA Carnet will save you money, adds security, and provides ease of mobility for your goods throughout the E.U. and U.K.

Please call boomerang carnets® with any questions you might have.  ATA Carnets are used for your business merchandise, independent projects, film/television productions, sports gear, technology equipment, jewelry, or whatever your needs may be.  If you need assistance or have further questions of any kind, contact our Carnet Helpline® 1-800-ATA-2900 / 1-800-282-2900 or email us.  

USCIB ATA Carnet Advisory for Brexit – USCIB