ATA Carnet

The ATA Carnet application process is now online.


About the ATA Carnet

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.

Passport For 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. A Carnet covers virtually all goods, except for consumable or disposable items and goods for repair and/or processing.

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.

As the Canadian national guaranteeing organization, we have been issuing Carnets since 1972.

Click here to view the Carnet manual.

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How to Apply

Apply for your ATA Carnet and Aon Carnet Bond online. 

How to Use an ATA Carnet

Follow these steps to ensure the smooth movement of your goods across borders. 


We offer various processing fees, along with discounts for members. 

Carnet Countries

ATA Carnets are accepted in over 80 countries. Rules and regulations vary from country to country. 

The Resurgence of International Trade Shows: Showcase Your Products with an ATA Carnet

As in-person events and international travel are slowly resuming, the pre-COVID opportunities for Canadian businesses to showcase their products around the world are starting to regain momentum.

The benefits of international trade shows don’t just apply to exhibitors and attendees, but also facilitate foreign relationships and trade and help spur economic growth. Additionally, obtaining an ATA Carnet through the Canadian Chamber of Commerce streamlines all your business’s temporary importing and exporting needs.   

How the ATA Carnet Benefits the Manufacturing Industry

Canada’s manufacturing industry plays an essential role in its economic growth. One of the many factors that enable this industry to thrive is trade. International markets are great opportunities for growth for Canadian manufacturers. The ATA Carnet can help Canadian manufacturers enter foreign markets by making it easier for them to travel with their professional equipment, commercial samples and goods for use at trade shows and exhibits.