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What is the ATA Carnet?

The ATA Carnet

The ATA Carnet is an international customs document that permits the duty-free and tax-free temporary export and import of goods for up to one year. ATA Carnets cover:

  • Commercial samples
  • Professional equipment
  • Goods for presentation or use at trade fairs, shows, exhibitions and the like.

The ICC WCF World ATA Carnet Council (WATAC) is the body within ICC WCF that manages the International ATA Carnet Guarantee Chain, which comprises the organizations appointed by their Customs to operate the ATA System around the world.

The ATA Carnet is in force in 74 countries today.

How an ATA Carnet works?

The ATA Carnet is composed of a front and back covers and includes two sheets for presentation at each foreign country you are visiting and two sheets for presentation to customs when leaving and returning to your home country. You give one sheet to the foreign customs officials when you enter their country and the other when you leave it. The same applies when exiting and entering your own country.

How can ATA Carnets help you?

Armed with your ATA Carnet, you can:

  • make advance customs arrangements at a predetermined cost
  • visit several countries
  • use your ATA Carnet for several trips during its one-year validity
  • return to your home country with your goods without problems or delays

To get more information or obtain an ATA Carnet, please follow the link http://www.iccwbo.org/chamber-services/trade-facilitation/ata-carnets/how-carnets-work/

Official freight forwarder

The organizer has appointed Go-express Co.,Ltd. as the official freight forwarder and customs broker for SITEVINITECH China 2016. Go-express will provide a comprehensive range of services including: transportation, customs clearance and on-site handling. 

The shipping instructions agreed between the individual exhibitor and Go-express shall ensure that exhibits and all related articles smoothly arrive at the venue sufficiently before the exhibition date. By respecting these deadlines, the exhibitors will enable Go-express to complete on time all the necessary customs and quarantine formalities.Overseas exhibitors or authorized agents should apply to the address listed below for full information on forwarding procedures.

Customs rules and regulations will be listed in the forwarding guide and will be part of your contract with the official forwarder.

Contact:
Go-express Co., Ltd.
Person in charge: Ms. Cindy Wang
Address: Suite 17C, No.277, Siping Road, Shanghai, 200081, China.
Tel: +86-21-65757706*8020
Fax: +86-21-65757716
E-mail: cindy.wang@go-express.com.cn
logistic@comexposium-sh.com

Useful contact in China

Do not hesitate to contact the consular department and the customs authority of your country to get more information.