Carnet Categories In Russia
ATA carnets are available for temporary export to Russia. They are accepted for commercial samples, events, or professional equipment, are used regularly at major entry points and remain valid for 12 months.
As the video suggests, Russia offers opportunity for business, although preparation is needed. Bureaucracy can be an issue, support levels and interpretation of regulations will vary from region to region, as will linguistic skills.
Specific Carnet Requirements
An ATA carnet in Russia should be translated into Russian. Despite statements appearing online, you don’t need to speak Russian.
Having related paperwork in order matters, such as permissions for restricted goods, or designated carnet user letters. Understanding the carnet process will be useful.
Being Well Briefed
Business processes in Russia have improved, they joined the WTO in 2012 and encourage trade visitors. ATA carnet use in Russia has also moved on but knowledge helps avoid hassle.
Discussing your itinerary and the goods involved with experienced ATA carnet staff is worth the time. We hope you choose Dynamic but whatever the case, please seek advice.
Points To Remember
Replacements for lost carnets are accepted, you will need to contact your UK provider. Extensions beyond 12 months follow the same route, worth noting these are discretionary.
Not all entry points process carnets and will treat passage through as a transit journey. Extra transit vouchers could be required.
Alongside local regulations, you may wish to consider any legal requirements at the UK end, not least affecting visits to Crimea. They do not however hamper most business activities and UK brands are respected in Russia.
Enjoying A Visit To Russia
Making sure your visa is in order is a good idea, as is joining in with the welcoming Russian spirit once you are there.
Business and social life do mix, in traditional beer halls with hearty food, or interesting restaurants. EU sanctions have brought a growth in rediscovering local flavours.
We hope you enjoy visiting a country of great variety and that business goes well. If you require an ATA carnet for Russia, our support team are here to help, from translation to advice on regional differences. Please get in touch at any time.