ATA Carnet

The issuance of ATA Carnet:

Toom-Kooli 17
Department of Services
Phone: +372 604 0077, +372 604 0078
E-mail: trade[at]
Office hours on working days between 9:00 to 11:30 and 13:30 to 16:00

ATA carnet

The ATA Carnet is an international customs document, the so called goods passport that simplifies movement of goods, temporary import and export as well as transit. It is recommended to use the ATA Carnet when there is a need to take certain goods with you to third countries, for exapmle:

  • fair showpieces,
  • professional tools,
  • goods samples.

The ATA Carnet can be used to export computers, photographic and film accessories, musical instruments, sound equipment, tools, jewellery, clothing, medical supplies, aviation equipment, racehorses, works of art, cultural property, ballet costumes, theatrical props, inventory used in sports competitions, etc.

  • exempts the holder from the temporary export declaration in the country of departure,
  • exempts its holder from the national customs documents required in the country of temporary importation,
  • provides an international guarantee for imported goods, covering national customs duties and other prescribed taxes, also applicable to the transit of goods.

An ATA Carnet is issued for up to one year. You can make several trips with one Carnet during the year.

how to obtain ATA carnet?

The application form for an ATA Carnet is filled in on the website of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It is recommended to submit the application at least ten days before the trip. At the same time as the application is sent to the Chamber of Commerce, the application must also be submitted to the institution providing the ATA system. In Estonia, this is Ergo Insurance SE.

An ATA Carnet is issued on the basis of the application. The completed ATA Carnet is issued to the carnet holder upon presentation of the insurance policy against a signature. The Carnet must be confirmed at the service bureau or customs office of the Tax and Customs Board.

The ATA Carnet consists of covers and sheets. The sheets are divided into counterfoils and vouchers. After completing the customs formalities at the border customs offices, the completed counterfoils remain in the Carnet, the completed receipts are torn out by the customs officials. The used ATA Carnet is returned to the Chamber of Commerce that issued the Carnet.

NOTICE! A Carnet processed within 48 hours is considered an express job and is paid double the price.

The ATA Carnet can be ordered from the Chamber of Commerce website. Start here.

77 countries have joined the ATA Carnet system: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE (United Arab Emirates), UK (United Kingdom), Ukraine and USA.

ATA Carnet is not registered when goods move temporarily inside the EU from one member state to another, without leaving the territory of EU.


Cost of the ATA Carnet considering the cost of the goods

Cost of goods in euro Member Non-member
1 – 1,600 60.00/country 120.00/country
1,601 – 6,500 120.00/country 240.00/country
6,501 – 32,000 150.00/country 300.00/country
32,001 – 65,000 180.00/country 360.00/country
65,001 – 500,000 240.00/country 480.00/country
over 500,001 390.00/country 780.00/country
Additional costs:
  each additional country 1/3 of the price* 1/3 of the price**
  transit 30.00 60.00
  each additional sheet 1.50 3.00
Registering of the ATA Carnet within 48h  double price double price
Returning of the registered ATA if not used  30% of the cost of the registered ATA *** 30% of the cost of the registered ATA 

VAT is added to the prices.                                                        

* but not more than 30 euros
** but not more than 90 euros
*** but not less than 20 euros