United Kingdom (UK)

As of January 1, 2021, the UK will no longer be part of the EU and should be treated as an independent country. A set of white counterfoil and voucher will be necessary for each Carnet visit to the UK. Accepts ATA Carnets for Accepts ATA Carnets for Commercial Samples, Professional Equipment, and Exhibitions and Fairs

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ATA Carnet Guarantee Association

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)

33 Queen Street London EC4R 1AP

Tel: (44.207) 248.4444

Fax: (44.207) 489.0391

Email: dmckinley@londonchamber.co.uk

Website: https://www.londonchamber.co.uk

Embassy in the US

Embassy of the United Kingdom

3100 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20008 USA

Tel: 202.588.6500

Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-washington

U.S. Commercial Service Export Assistance United Kingdom Country Portal
Download the United Kingdom Country Guide

ATA Carnet Specifics

New Requirements for Hauliers (Freight Forwarders) as of Jan 1, 2022

-The goods vehicle movement Service (GVMS)- any hauliers crossing into or out of the UK, via any port, will need to register for the service to get their goods through customs.

– ATA Carnet number should be entered in the “Declaration Reference” field for the GVMS declaration.  This is only required for vehicles using the freight route (i.e. trucks over7.5t etc.) and must be completed by both empty and full vehicles. Any vehicles going via the passenger route (i.e. cars and small vans) do NOT require  GVM.

-Harwich Port-AS of January 1 2022, hauliers passing via the freight terminal will need to lodge a Customs Clearance Request before arriving at the port.  Form C21 will allow hauliers that do not have access to the UK Customs system to lodge a request.  (note that shipments via Calais and Dunkerque do NOT need to lodge this request.)

Importing Jewelry into the United Kingdom :

  • When using an ATA Carnet for temporary entry of jewelry into the United Kingdom, it is highly recommended that identifying photographs be presented along with the ATA Carnet.
  • Actual or estimated carat weight for each item should be listed in the description of the general list. Total weight should be listed in column D on the Carnet application.


The UK has agreed to a extend a grace period for ATA Carnets that are unable to be re-exported prior to the expiration date due to measures taken to slow the spread of COVID-19. To request the grace period please email us the following details:

  • Carnet No:
  • Expiration Date:
  • Holder Company Name:
  • Total Value of the General List
  • Port of Entry:
  • Current location of goods: UK
  • Reason for extension: due to COVID-19 closure.  Customer is ready to re-export as soon as it is re-open.  

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