Temporarily Importing Shipments
ATA Carnets1, commonly known as “Merchandise Passports”, are international Customs documents that simplify Customs procedures for the temporary export or import of various types of goods.
Benefits of ATA Carnets:
- Save time, effort and money
- One document – one application
- Good for one year
- Accepted in 80 counties and territories
- Cover commercial samples, professional equipment and goods for exhibitions and fairs
- Eliminate duties, taxes and Temporary Importation Bonds
- Easy exit – easy re-entry
Good to Know
ATA Carnets do not exempt holders from obtaining the necessary licenses or permits. Also, goods shipped on an ATA Carnet cannot be sold until the carnet has been closed and the goods return to origin.
Get an ATA Carnet
Obtaining an ATA Carnet is a simple three-part process:
- General List
- ATA Carnet Application
- Security Deposit
To learn more about the ATA Carnet Application process, please visit United States Council for International Business.
For countries that do not support ATA Carnets, a Temporary Importation Under Bond (TIB) is needed. Obtaining a TIB can be a lengthy and cumbersome process, but we can help you complete the process quickly and easily.
Contact DHL Express Customer Service to request a DHL Temporary Importation. Under Bond or receive assistance with the process.
Call 1 800-CALL DHL (1 800-225 5345)
1ATA Carnet (N.D). USCIB.org. Retrieved January 30, 2014, from http://www.uscib.org/index.asp?/documentID=718
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