An ATA Carnet is the simplest method of exporting goods on a temporary basis.
Carnets are like 'passports for goods' replacing the need for usual customs documentation. Carnets allow fast, trouble free importation into countries belonging to the Carnet scheme without the need to pay duty and/or local tax at the time of import. Without an ATA Carnet it would be necessary to go through each country's Customs procedures for the temporary admission of goods.
ATA Carnets guarantee overseas customs authorities that all duties and taxes will be paid to them if the conditions under which they allow the goods into the country are breached.
They can be used for multiple trips, are valid for one year and cover over 40 countries.
At present the ATA Carnet System is applied in the following countries: Algeria (DZ), Andorra (AD), Australia (AU), Belarus (BY), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA), Canada (CA), Chile (CL), China (CN), Cote D'Ivoire (CI), Croatia (HR), Gibraltar (GI), Hong Kong (HK), Iceland (IS), India (IN), Iran (IR), Israel (IL), Japan (JP), Korea (KR), Lebanon (LB), Macao (MO), Macedonia (MK), Malaysia (MY), Mauritius (MU), Moldova (MO), Mongolia (MN), Montenegro (ME), Morocco (MA), New Zealand (NZ), Norway (NO), Pakistan (PK), Russia (RU), Senegal (SN), Serbia (CS), Singapore (SG), South Africa (ZA), Sri Lanka (LK), Switzerland (CH), Taiwan (TW), Thailand (TH), Tunisia (TN), Turkey (TR), Ukraine (UA), United Arab Emirates (AE) and United States of America (US).
Should you wish to temporarily export goods from the UK to non EU markets that are not part of the ATA Carnet System, then the Duplicate List Procedure may be beneficial to you.