In order to limit delays and paperwork at the border in the event of a temporary export, many countries outside the EU allow you to use an ATA carnet. In the Netherlands, you can obtain this international customs document from the Chamber of Commerce (KvK). An ATA carnet can be used for the temporary export of:
- samples and advertising material;
- exhibition material;
- tools for performing maintenance, repairs and service work;
- photographic, video and film material, musical instruments, stage and theatre props.
Once the goods have been exported, they must not undergo any changes. If you export goods temporarily outside the EU for treatment (outward processing) you will need authorisation to do so.
You validate the carnet in the customs district in which you are based. Having used the carnet, you must return it to the Chamber of Commerce which issued it.