How to use an ATA Carnet:

The ATA Carnet comprises a front and back cover within which are counterfoils and vouchers for each country to be visited or transited. The vouchers act as receipts for entry and re-export in foreign countries and are kept by foreign customs officials. The counterfoils are stamped by the foreign customs and act as the carnet holders receipt.

Covering pages

  • These pages contains all information about goods, users, issuing data, guaranteeing associations and notes on the usage.
  • They are kept in the Carnet at all times.
  • Counterfoils

    Counterfoils are used as evidences in case of duties and taxes are claimed in a later stage, it is therefore important to have the counterfoils properly stamped by Customs and kept properly in the Carnet. Based on colours, there are 3 types of counterfoils: exportation/re-importation (yellow), importation/re-exportation (white), transit (blue).

    Vouchers

    They are used as Customs declaration and guarantee, meaning they will be detached from the carnet and kept by Customs. There are five types of vouchers: yellow exportation voucher, yellow re-importation voucher, white importation voucher, white re-exportation voucher, and blue transit voucher. Each voucher is followed by the general list of goods.