The ATA carnet is a free of duties and taxes customs
passage document, allowing temporary export of certain types of goods and
equipment in 80 countries, for various purposes including: commercial samples,
exhibiting in trade fairs and shows, cultural and sporting events and
professional equipment, according to the 1961 Brussels Convention and the 1990
Istanbul Convention. The carnet replaces the reporting obligations when
crossing every border and exempts from providing customs with a guarantee (bond
or deposit) due to Customs for any export or temporary import.
It is a flexible document based on the goods travel
organization (single round trip, circle or star trip with multiple successive
entries and exits). It is presented in A4 paper format. It consists of a number
of leaflets and inserts components corresponding to the successive border
The ATA Carnet is valid for a 12-month-period but the
customs administration may limit this validity according to the intended use of
the goods. At the end of this validity, the user must return the book to the
issuing association, CACI in this case.
ATA Carnets requests should be sent to Algerian
Chamber of Commerce and Industry - International Relations Department, Palais
Consulaire, 6 Bd Amilcar Cabral – Place des Martyrs- -Algiers.
The ATA Carnet is available for sale at the CACI TradeBookstore. To be signed and approved by the issuing and guaranteeing
association for Algeria: CACI, the ATA carnet shall be duly filled in by the
user. The carnet holder must submit a duly signed undertaking (form provided)
and a list of concerned goods.
The holder is required to deposit a bank guarantee
to 30% of the goods value (depending on destination and origin of the
goods). This amount will be refunded once the book is cleared and returned,
provided that it has been used with no anomaly.
N.B: The deposit of the bond is through the delivery of a certified cheque by the bank of the ATA carnet's holder to the order of "CACI".
Documents to provide:
- ATA Carnet duly
filled and signed by the holder
- The duly signed
- A request to the
CACI explaining the intended use of the carnet
- List of goods on
letterhead of the company
- Trade Register and
tax identification number copies
- Declaration of the real value of the goods (download)
ATA carnet issuance costs are calculated on basis of the goods value
according to the formula: L
Pre-tax issuance costs = DZD15,000 + 1% of goods value
; (VAT = 19%)
Present the goods at customs offices on both side of
crossed border. Have the ATA carnet counterfoil signed by customs, check the
authentification stamp apposition. Make sure the corresponding section has been
In case of litigation
Any book not cleared, incompletely cleared, cleared
out of time, used on an unauthorized basis can give rise to litigation claim of
the customs administrations of crossed countries / territories : customs
duties, taxes, penalties and fines, regularization taxes and management fees
- To safeguard the concerned company interests, CACI may
request any information or supporting documents to examine the dispute;
Carnet holder is liable for the amounts that the CACI, sponsoring agency, could
be lead to pay for its account in regularizing the dispute;
- The customs carnet
holder must approach the Chamber of Commerce and Industry that issued this
book. The latter will indicate the procedure to regularize the transactions
with the concerned customs.
- Goods must not be
hired, lent or used for payment.
- Goods to be
processed or repaired will not be covered by an ATA carnet
- Goods or materials
are required to return in the original condition, identically, in the country of departure,
without having undergone any processing;
- ATA Carnets do not
cover perishable or consumption goods.
the ATA customs carnet must be completed accurately by:
- the issuing
Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- subsequently, by
the customs authorities.