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WHAT IS AN ATA CARNET ?

An ATA or MICCI/TAITRA Carnet (pronounced ‘kar-nay’) is an international customs and temporary export-import document. It is used to clear customs in 77 countries without paying duties and import taxes on merchandise or equipment that will be re-exported.

Carnets are solely issued by Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce And Industry (MICCI) in Malaysia, which is an affiliate of the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) Paris. ATA Carnets can be used for hand-carried instruments and equipment as well as freight.
TYPES OF CARNET

The Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI) issues two types of carnets: ATA Carnet and MICCI/TAITRA Carnet. MICCI/TAITRA Carnets are used for temporary imports in Taiwan. ATA Carnets are used for the other countries that are members of the carnet system.
MERCHANDISE COVERED BY CARNETS

Both shipped and hand-carried goods or equipment are eligible to be listed on a Carnet. Goods covered include:
  • Commercial sample
  • Professional Equipment (Tools of the Trade)
  • Goods for display or use at Events, Fairs & Exhibitions

Contact the MICCI Processing Department at +603-62017708 or email ramli@micci.com/adilah@micci.com if you are unsure whether your merchandise or equipment is covered under the Carnet system.

MERCHANDISE NOT COVERED BY CARNETS

  • Perishable and/or consumable and/or disposable goods
  • Items already sold or offered for sale
  • Unmounted gems or gemstones
  • Goods intended for processing or repair
  • Vehicles intended as means of transport
  • Postal traffic
WHAT ARE THER ADVANTAGES OF USING AN ATA CARNET?

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.
NON-COMPLIANCE WITH CONDITIONS OF TEMPORARY IMPORT

The holder must comply with the customs regulation of the foreign countries. Goods imported under a Carnet must not be sold and must be re-exported within the period approved. Improper use of a Carnet may result in an assessment of duties, taxes and penalties. Follow the rules governing the use of a Carnet before your departure or ensure your authorized representatives, customs brokers or freight forwarders handle your shipments within the prescribed guidelines of foreign countries.
WHO MAY USE AN ATA CARNET?

Traveling Business/Sales Executives
Technicians
Fair Exhibitors
Professional Individuals and Teams
- Surgeons
- Architects
- Entertainers
- Engineers
Freight Forwarders etc
HOW TO USE A CARNET

An ATA Carnet consists of green covers (front and back) and counterfoils and vouchers.

Front green cover:

The principal page of a Carnet, which includes the holder and Carnet information, customs certificate to initiate the Carnet, and the original General List. Foreign customs may deny entry of goods under a Carnet if the green cover is neither signed by a Holder/authorized representative nor validated by Malaysian Customs for initial departure. Back green cover contains “Notes on the Use of the Carnet.”

Counterfoils and vouchers (colour-coded) are control documents. Counterfoils should remain in the Carnet for use by the holder. Vouchers are removed and kept by customs. Counterfoils and vouchers are always issued in sets of two and are color-coded.

Yellow counterfoils are used for exiting from and returning to Malaysia. White counterfoils and vouchers are used for entry into and departure from foreign countries; and Blue counterfoils and vouchers are used for transits. Transits are most often used when merchandise is conveyed by land and must pass through or stop in a country that lies between the country of departure and the next country of entry (e.g. leaving Austria to go to Italy, but passing through or stopping in Sweden)
SECURITY DEPOSIT

This security is for an amount equal to 50% of the value of the goods covered by the Carnet or equal to the highest rate of duty and taxes applicable to the goods in any country of destination and transit if applicable, an additional of 10% whichever is higher. The security must be in the form of:

cash
banker’s draft
bank guarantee (if the amount is in excess of RM20,000 and is required to be valid for a minimum of 31 months from the date of issue)
FEES

ATA or MICCI/TAITRA Carnet Document

Each carnet document costs RM20.00 (inclusive 0% GST).
Each carnet document includes 1 set of Front & Back Cover, Counterfoils and Vouchers.
Each carnet document is allowed to be used for up to a maximum of 5 entries to a foreign country.
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PROCESSING FEES
MEMBER (MICCI OR NCCIM CONSTITUENT CHAMBER)
(inclusive 0% GST)

NON-MEMBER
(inclusive 0% GST)

Normal Rate
(3 working days)

RM330.00
RM400.00

Express Rate
(1 working day)

RM396.00
RM480.00

Additional Entry

RM10.00
RM10.00
RESERVATION OF CHAMBER’S RIGHTS

Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce And Industry reserves the right to sight goods covered by an application for an ATA Carnet and to ask for any relevant documents to verify the declaration made.

The issue of an ATA Carnet is at the absolute discretion of the Malaysian International Trade and Industry which reserves the right to refuse to issue an ATA Carnet without assigning any reason for the exercise of the Chamber’s discretion.
COUNTRIES ACCEPTING ATA CARNETS
Algeria
Andorra
Australia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
China (exhibition only)
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Hong Kong
Hungary
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Senegal
Serbia
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Republic
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States of America
Iceland
India (exhibition only)
Iran
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Japan
Latvia
Lebanon
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malaysia
Malta
Mauritius
Mongolia
Morocco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Pakistan