The ATA Carnet is an international customs document that permits duty-free and tax-free temporary importation of goods for up to one year. The initials “ATA” are an acronym of the French and English words “Admission Temporaire/Temporary Admission”. ATA Carnet cover almost everything:
ATA Carnets cover the usual and unusual: computers, repair tools, photographic and film equipment, musical instruments, industrial machinery, vehicles, jewellery, clothing, medical appliances, aircraft, race horses, art work, prehistoric relics, ballet costumes and rock group sound systems.
ATA Carnets do not cover perishable or consumable items, or goods for processing or repair.
From the date of issue of the Carnet, normally:
If the validity period is exceeded, duty, taxes and penalty charges will be incurred, despite proof that the goods were eventually re-exported/re-imported. Any such charges incurred will be the liability of ATA Carnet holder.
With their ATA Carnet, salesmen, exhibitors, and other business travellers may:
Note: Chamber will advise applicants of the amount of Admin fees & security deposit required, the security must be given in the following forms:
Fees vary for each country and are determined by the value of the goods, the number of countries to be visited and the costs for security, insurance or other services.
Members and non-members are entitled to obtain ATA Carnet with nominal fees. Security Deposit may differ according to value of goods and number of countries intended to visit.
|ATA Carnet processing fee|
(only for one visit)
|Members: 900 AED |
Non Members: 1,800 AED
|ATA Carnet Express processing fees|
(only for one visit)
|Members: 1,400 AED|
Non Members: 2,300 AED
|Additional countries||Members: 50 AED each|
Non Members: 100 AED each
|Additional pages for the general list||Members: 5 AED each|
Non Members: 10 AED each
|Cancellation fee||Members: 500 AED|
Non Members: 500 AED
|Regularization||Members: 300 AED |
Non Members: 600 AED
The security deposit fees depend on the total value of goods and customs duties (ATA Carnet Security Rate Chart) in visiting countries plus VAT & 10% in case of penalties, and it will be refunded after proper discharge of the Carnet.
Submission of application through Dubai Chamber website, then completion of process by agent and client can receive the ATA Carnet from Dubai Chamber Happiness Center. In case you encounter any issues during submission, you can proceed to Customer Happiness Center.
Urgent request: One working day (starting from receipt of commercial fees and guarantee)
Non-urgent request: Three working days (starting from receipt of commercial fees and guarantee)
The ATA Carnet system is a perfect illustration of how close cooperation between business and customs can facilitate international trade. Each country in the ATA chain has a single guaranteeing organization approved by its national customs authorities and WCF. The guaranteeing body is entitled to issue Carnets and to authorize local entities to deliver Carnets on its behalf. The ATA international guarantee chain provides reciprocal guarantees assuring customs administrations that duties and taxes incurred in case of misuse will be paid – for example, if goods are sold instead of re-exported. The ATA Carnet operates under international customs conventions administered by the World Customs Organization (WCO). The ICC/WCF World ATA Carnet Council manages the system in cooperation with the WCO. The Council and ATA experts promote the ATA Carnet in Africa, Asia and Pacific, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
For more details contact us at 800-CHAMBER or by E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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