Carnet Categories In Canada
ATA Carnets are accepted at airports and ports in Canada for professional equipment, items destined for trade fairs, or exhibitions and other commercial samples. In most cases, your carnet will be valid for twelve months.
The video above is from Canada’s Trade Commission, a touch promotional but that is their job. They have officers covering most sectors, including UK based and if you are looking for expert advice, a trade commissioner could help.
Canadian Customs Requirements
You may need to apply for Electronic Travel Authorization before departing. See Canada’s Border Services Agency for details.
A carnet does not exempt controlled, or dangerous goods, which still require import permits. That apart, you will find ATA carnet use in Canada well managed.
Additional Carnet Points
Carnets are valid in Canada for transit operations. If these involve crossing borders by road, make sure your freight company understand e-manifest needs.
Although a year is the norm, reduced ATA carnet duration can be applied to professional equipment. Film production and other creative items are possible candidates.
Following Carnet Procedure
Canadian border agents are genuinely helpful, although can like to see all in order. The list of goods you provide should be accurate, including model and serial numbers.
A lost ATA carnet in Canada can be replaced, again following the correct procedure. Best to contact your UK issuing agent.
Whether for a hitch during your journey, or before you leave, Dynamic Dox staff are there to help our clients, including an out of hours helpline. We simply note that having admin in order is useful on a Canadian business trip.
Enjoying Your Visit To Canada
Canada is a modern, welcoming place to do business and a country of variety, from The Rocky Mountains,to local vineyards.
Hospitality is good and equally diverse, from a barbecue while you view the Northern Lights, to great local food and drink. If you are in Montreal, try their take on French cuisine.
Whichever places you visit, we hope you do enjoy the time and have a successful business trip. If an ATA carnet can help your goods enjoy Canada just as much, you are welcome to talk to our support team at any time.