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ATA is a French and English acronym of “Admission Temporaire/Temporary Admission.” Established by the World Customs Organization (WCO) in 1961 to facilitate world trade, the ATA Carnet is an internationally recognized customs document for the temporary importation of goods.
Accepted in over 80 countries, the Carnet permits the duty-free and tax-free importation of goods into foreign countries during its one-year validation period, simplifies customs procedures, reduces business costs and saves time and paperwork.
Carnets are commonly used by sales people and manufacturers to bring their wares into foreign countries to show as commercial samples to potential customers or to display at trade fairs and exhibitions. Canadian entertainers, sports teams, the media and service companies also frequently use Carnets to travel with their professional equipment.
“The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has given us the flexibility to enter countries effortlessly, has allowed us to save money over the years, and ultimately has allowed Cirque du Soleil to keep putting smiles on audiences faces around the world.”Tracy Luk – Specialist Compliance and Custom Touring Show Division
Cirque du Soleil Inc.
“The ATA Carnet is a very useful tool in facilitating customs clearance of our clients’ shipments both in Canada and abroad. In addition, it has also enabled Livingston International to generate more business because a lot of our clients that ask us to prepare ATA carnets on their behalf request that we handle their shipments as well.”John Panousakis – Global Forwarding Air Freight Manager
Livingston International Inc.
“The ATA Carnet system has proven to be an essential tool for facilitating the smooth and timely import and export of equipment needed for customer demonstrations.The staff at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce are first rate and should be commended for their professionalism and customer support.”John Carson – Marketing Director
Med-Eng Holdings ULC
Apply for your ATA Carnet and Aon Carnet Bond online.
Follow these steps to ensure the smooth movement of your goods across borders.
We offer various processing fees, along with discounts for members.
ATA Carnets are accepted in over 80 countries. Rules and regulations vary from country to country.