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Carnet Advantages

What are the Advantages of Using an ATA Carnet? Why is a Carnet Better?

When using the international customs document, The Merchandise Passport, it:

  • Reduces costs to the exporter. Eliminates value-added taxes (VAT), duties, and the posting of security normally required at the time of importation.

  • Simplifies customs procedures. Allows a temporary exporter to use a single document for all customs transactions, make arrangements for entry to many countries in advance, and do so at a predetermined cost.

  • Facilitates re-entry into the U.S. Eliminates the need to register goods with U.S. Customs at the time of departure.

See an ATA Carnet in use:

More resources detailing the benefits of using an ATA Carnet:

Download a comparison chart of temporary import methods including the ATA Carnet.

Link to an article explaining the benefits of using an ATA Carnet for foreign trade shows.