An ATA Carnet is an international customs document that provides duty and tax free customs clearance for your temporary exports into foreign countries. ATA Carnets, often referred to as passports for goods, simplify the entry by eliminating the need to post some form of financial guarantee, for example a temporary import bond or bank guarantee. ATA Carnets are recognized in over 100 destinations for virtually all types of goods, whether hand-carried or cargo-shipped.
How to Apply for an ATA Carnet
What is an ATA Carnet?
The ATA Carnet doesn’t only reduce costs; it also facilitates customs clearance in both the U.S. and foreign countries and is valid on multiple trips for up to one year. It covers a broad range of merchandise including trade show booths, personal computers, satellites, industrial machinery, diagnostic equipment, jewelry, photographic and video equipment, repair tools, live animals, rare gems, vehicles and more. And there are no surprises! ATA Carnet fees are paid prior to your departure so you know the costs before you leave. An added bonus, the ATA Carnet can also be used in place of the U.S. CBP form 4455, Certificate of Registration, which allows you to register your goods with the U.S. CBP when traveling to non-ATA Carnet countries.
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Apply for your ATA Carnet, request your ATA Carnet bond, and even request ATA Carnet Cargo Insurance in a one single application. Roanoke’s automated system manages more ATA Carnets than any other in the nation; and we were the first official Service Provider appointed by the United States Council for International Business serving your ATA Carnet needs for over 35 years.
In addition to obtaining your ATA Carnet, Roanoke Trade also offers the following ATA Carnet products
- ATA Carnet Cargo Insurance: vital coverage for physical loss or damage to the goods being shipped on the ATA Carnet, and duty re-imbursement in the event a claim arises out of the loss or damage of the goods.
- ATA Carnet Lost Document Coverage: covers costly fees associated with losing an ATA Carnet in a foreign country.
To start your Carnet application, please click here to register or login.