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. An ATA carnet is an international customs document with which you can quickly file your export declaration in the Netherlands, and your import declaration in the country of destination.
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Applying for an ATA carnetIn the Netherlands, you can obtain this international customs document from the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce KVK (in Dutch). An ATA carnet can be used for the temporary export of, for example:
- 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.