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  • 1. Intro ATA Carnet & It’s requirements 1A Study By LCS Team
  • 2. Introduction of ATA Carnet  ATA carnet is a document which is helpful for Exporters to carry valuable samples on an export promotion trip by hand carry as well as through cargo mode  ATA carnet also helps exporters in planning exposition of exhibits to foreign principals in any Indian or International show  FICCI is sole national guarantor for ATA Carnet in India, similarly every member country has his own National Guarantor’s  Since this is an document which stands as Guaranty to customs it allows Exporters to get through customs completing much easier formalities, without payment of duties  Similarly, it also allows them avoiding the tortuous formalities to claim the duty back which needs to be paid for entry of goods in import country if the import is not supported by ATA carnet ATA Carnet is like a valid visa for exhibits to move seamlessly between countries!A Study By LCS Team 2
  • 3. About ATA Carnet  ATA Carnet is an International Uniform Customs document issued in 63 countries including India, which are parties to the Customs Convention on ATA Carnet. The ATA Carnet permits duty free temporary admission of goods into a member country without the need to raise customs bond, payment of duty and fulfillment of other customs formalities in one or a number of foreign countries. The initials "ATA" are an acronym of the French and English word "Admission Temporaire / Temporary Admission".  The ATA Carnet System is a perfect illustration of how close co-operation between business and customs can facilitate and stimulate international trade. The ATA Carnet operates under International Customs Conventions administered by the World Customs Organization (WCO). A World ATA Carnet Council manages the system in cooperation with the WCO.   Within the ICC World Chambers Federation, the World ATA Carnet Council (WATAC) runs the ATA system and its international guarantee chain. The Council is made up of representatives from the countries and territories where Carnets are issued and accepted.  Each country in the system has a single guaranteeing body approved by the national customs authorities and the ICC World Chambers Federation (Until June 2001, the International Bureau of Chambers of Commerce). The WCF is sponsored by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris. In India, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), is appointed as National Guaranteeing & Issuing Association for ATA Carnets.  The national guaranteeing association is entitled to issue Carnets and to authorize local chambers on the national territory to deliver them on its behalf. In major trading nations, dozens of local chambers have that authority.  The ATA international guarantee chain provides reciprocal guarantees assuring customs administrations that duties and taxes due in case of misuse will be paid.A Study By LCS Team 3
  • 4. Why ATA Carnet?  The ATA Carnet is a simple customs document which is readily made out by the holder and checked by the customs.  For business people the ATA Carnet provides a simple and speedy way to travel abroad with business materials. It saves both time and money and this is a very important factor in international competition.  Trade circles, guaranteeing associations and customs administrations all acknowledge the excellent operation of the ATA Carnet System.  For the customs, the use of the ATA Carnet entails less administrative work and increased customs safety since the payment of import duties and taxes is guarantied by the guaranteeing association affiliated to the WCF/ATA guarantee chain in the territory of the temporary admission.  The guarantee is automatic and the customs need not check its validity for each Carnet. In addition, the system does not affect the revenue of the nation since the goods covered by the ATA Carnets are intended for re-exportation and not at all for sale in the country of temporary admission. The system is "self-policing" in that should the Carnet holder fail to re-export the goods within the period of validity of the Carnet, duties become payable.A Study By LCS Team 4
  • 5. What can be carried? & who can use ATA Carnet  The main categories of goods temporarily imported under cover of ATA Carnets are the following: Antiques, machinery, machine-tools, catering equipment, canned food, footwear, toys, computers, office equipment, transformers, electric generators, electrical/electronic and scientific equipment, surgical and dental equipment, jewellery and articles of precious metal/stones, "hi-fi", audio-visual, photographic and filming equipment, lasers, musical instruments and records, display material, aircraft, films, motor vehicles and accessories, racing engine machinery, heating and lighting equipment, agricultural machinery, furniture, crockery, paintings and other works of art, umbrellas, race-horses, suitcases, perfume, theatrical effects and sets, concert and musical instruments, leather and sports goods, clothing, yachts and boats, display stands. The ATA Carnet service is available to business and sales executives, exhibitors at trade fairs and raveling professionals, such as film crews, architects, artists, engineers, entertainers, photographers, sports teams and many more. Large companies, small companies, individuals on the move - all can benefit. Sales representatives with valuable samples and people with professional equipment are the largest users. Virtually all goods can be included on a Carnet.  Items which are excluded from the ATA Carnet System: Perishable goods and items such as paint, cleaning materials, food, oils, leaflets and brochures, which are considered as "consumable items" and intended to be given away, disposed of, or utilized abroad, are excluded from the system as they would not ordinarily be re-exported.  Also excluded from the ATA Carnet system are the following: Items already sold or offered for sale. Such items are not considered samples. Unmounted gems or gemstones; theatrical make-up, etc. Alcoholic beverages, tobacco and fuels, etc. Goods intended for processing or repair. Postal Traffic.A Study By LCS Team 5
  • 6. Advantages of ATA carnet!  The ATA Carnet System offers advantages to all concerned: the customs authorities and the trading community, i.e., individuals, enterprises, trade organizations who need temporary duty free importation facilities to prospect outlets for their products on foreign markets.  By replacing the national customs declaration normally required for the temporary duty free admission of goods in any given country the ATA Carnet does away with the need for a customs document at each border point. This means less paperwork for customs officials and Carnet holders  Since all goods accompanied by an ATA carnet are thus covered by the international surety furnished by the guaranteeing/issuing Chambers, no further action regarding the guarantee need to be taken, either by the customs or by the importer at the time of temporary admission. Thus, for businessmen the ATA Carnet does away with the need for the deposit of a personal or real guarantee at the border point of each country of temporary admission. As the ATA Carnet constitutes at the same time the temporary admission document and the proof of the customs security for temporary admission it considerably simplifies and expedites the accomplishment of the formalities for temporary admission for both the Carnet holder and the customs: no further customs document needs to be completed nor any other security produced upon arrival in the territory of temporary admission.  Another advantage greatly appreciated by the trading community is that the ATA carnet is valid for one year. During this period its holder can use it- and abroad the goods covered- for as many trips as he wishes from his home country to one or more of the other countries applying the ATA System, provided the ATA Carnet contains the appropriate number of sheets required for each trip. This is particularly useful if the holder of the ATA Carnet intends to import goods temporarily into various countries in the course of the same journey (e.g. if a commercial traveler wishes to show samples to a number of potential buyer in different countries). There are many other cases where this facility is of advantage to the holder of an ATA Carnet.  For the customs, the use of the ATA Carnet entails less administrative work and increased customs safety since the payment of import duties and taxes is guaranteed by the Guaranteeing Association affiliated to the ATA guarantee chain in the territory of temporary admission. The guarantee is automatic and the customs need not check its validity for each carnet. In addition, the system does not affect revenue of the nation since the goods covered by the ATA Carnets are intended for re-exportation and not at all for sale in the country of temporary admission. The system is "self- policing" in that, should the Carnet holder fail to re-export the goods within the period of validity of the Carnet, duties become payable.A Study By LCS Team 6
  • 7. Systems of ATA carnet!  In 1961, the Customs Cooperation Council (CCC) - forerunner of the World Customs Organization (WCO) - adopted the "Customs Convention on the ATA Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods".  The customs conventions corresponding to the three main categories of goods covered by the system are: Commercial samples - The GATT International Convention to facilitate the importation of commercial samples and advertising material (Geneva 1952) Professional equipment - The CCCs Customs Convention on the temporary importation of professional equipment (Brussels 1961) Goods for presentation or use at trade fairs, shows, exhibitions or similar events - The CCC Customs Convention concerning facilities for the importation of goods for display or use at exhibitions, fairs, meetings or similar events (Brussels 1961).  These various Conventions are progressively being replaced by one single International Customs Convention on temporary admission named the WCO Istanbul Convention.  Over the last 40 years, the Carnet system has spread from just a few West European countries to most of the industrialized world, including a growing number of developing countries and emerging economies.  These Conventions govern the requirements for temporary duty-free admission of a reasonable number of goods from participating countries. In India, ATA System deals with only those goods covered under the Fairs and Exhibitions Convention of CCC (1961). However, with effect from 1st March, 2002, the Government vide Notification No. 24/2002 - Customs dated 1st March, 2002 has amended the earlier Notification No. 157/90-Customs dated 28th March, 1990 extending the scope of ATA carnet to cover meeting, conference or congress organized by any company or organization.A Study By LCS Team 7
  • 8. Member Countries of ATA Carnet Algeria Andorra Australia Lithuania Malaysia Former Yugoslav Repu Austria Belarus Belgium/Luxembourg Malta Mauritius Mongolia Bulgaria Canada China Montenegro Morocco Netherlands Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Pakistan New Zealand Norway Chile Denmark Estonia Poland Portugal Romania Finland France Germany Russia Serbia Senegal Gibraltar Greece Hong Kong Singapore Slovak Republic Slovenia Hungary Iceland India Republic of South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Ireland Israel Italy Sweden Switzerland Thailand Ivory Coast Iran Japan Tunisia Turkey Ukraine Korea (Rep.of) Latvia LebanonA Study By LCS Team 8
  • 9. Contact Details of FICCI Mr Alop K Mittal Mr. Nirankar Saxena Ms S. Vijayalakshmi Advisor Director Assistant Director Email: Email: Email:, Tel: 91-11-23316542 Tel: 91-11-23736297 Mob: 91-9811839174 Tel: 91-11-23765335 Mob: 91-9818873461 Ms Rekha Sapra FICCI - ATA Carnet Project Coordinator Federation House, Tansen Marg, Email:, New Delhi - 110 001 Tel: 91-11-23721503 Ph: 011-23738760-70(11 Lines) Fax: 011-23325158 (Direct) / 011-23721504; 23320714 For Technical Related Queries on Apply Online System Kindly Contact: Mr Akhil Gupta Email: Mr Ajay Misra Email: ajaimisra@ficci.comA Study By LCS Team 9
  • 10. THANK YOU IRC Supply Chain Solutions Limited IRC House, 846 Joshi Road, Karol Bagh New Delhi – 110 005 Mobile # 9711404449 Email: website: www.irclindia.comA Study By LCS Team 10