South Africa (ZA)

Accepts ATA Carnets for Commercial Samples, Professional Equipment, and Exhibitions and Fairs

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ATA Carnet Guarantee Association

South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI)

PO Box 213 Saxonwold, 2132

Tel: (27.11) 446.3800

Fax: (27) 86.528.17.46



Embassy in the US

Embassy of South Africa

3051 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20008 USA

Tel: 202.232.4400

Fax: 202.265.1607


U.S. Commercial Service Export Assistance South Africa Country Portal
Download the South Africa Country Guide

ATA Carnet Specifics

The ATA Carnet is NOT allowed for household effects, motor vehicles and any other related equipment entering for the purpose of immigration, contract work or temporary work permits.

  • If traveling to BLNS states (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland) additional White sets are required
  • For Carnets validated into South Africa, Holders must obtain validation out of South Africa when traveling to any BLNS states
  • If Carnets are not validated by South Africa, Holders do not need validation out of South Africa.
  • In and out of BLNS states is not recognized by SARS Customs as evidence of re-exportation though BLNS are part of the South African Customs Union (SACU)

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