Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ATA Carnet?

An ATA carnet is an international Customs document, which is used for the temporary duty-free importation of goods into a country in lieu of the usual customs documents, required.

Participating countries accept the carnet as a guarantee against the payment of customs duties and import taxes, which may become due on goods temporarily imported and not re-exported.

ATA stands for the combined French and English words Admission Temporaire-Temporary Admission. Namibia is a participating country and ATA Carnets are acceptable in lieu of SAD 500’s for temporary importations.

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