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Helping traders taking goods out of the UK on temporary basis. Members get preferential rates!

Greater Manchester Chamber is one of the authorised agents in the UK to issue ATA Carnets.  ATA Carnets are known as your passport for goods enabling traders to export/import goods on temporary basis simplifying customs formalities by using one single document with customs authorities in countries who are part of the ATA Carnet System.  

As the UK exit the EU, traders may now need ATA Carnets when travelling to the EU with goods they intend to bring back to the UK.

Who may need ATA Carnets?

This list is no exclusive and only intends to provide some examples:

  • Traders attending international exhibitions for which they are taking marketing materials, samples, equipment, stands or other

  • Manufacturing/Engineering or other companies travelling overseas to carry our a service delivery such as maintenance, repair, testing or other

  • TV/Media companies taking specialised film equipment 

  • Universities/Research Centres taking special scientific equipment, laptops or other

  • Sport Teams taking sporting equipment to overseas competitions

  • Music/Entertainment companies taking special sound/video equipment or other

How long is an ATA carnet valid for?

ATA Carnets are issue for a 12-month period allowing you move goods shown in the carnet as many times across the destinations you applied for and within this period.

Do I need a security?

Yes,  the ATA carnet provides a guarantee to the foreign customs offices that any duties and taxes will be paid for the goods should the conditions under which they were allowed to be imported temporarily are breach.   The security can be a banker's draft or cash, a bank guarantee or you can opt-in for our in-house carnet security scheme (CSS).

How to apply 

Just sign up in our e-platform and follow the instructions.   If you need help completing the application, check our upcoming events as we may be running Step by Step workshops, or you can book a one-to-one session with a member of our team, just complete the form on your right.

Read here how our team helped the Hollingworth Lake Rowing Club with their ATA carnet requirements!

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