ATA Carnet to Europe – FAQs
On 31 December 2020, the temporary transition arrangements in place between the EU and the UK expired, affecting the movement of motorsport vehicles and equipment to the EU. Following advice, Motorsport UK understands that an ATA Carnet will be required to temporarily move motorsport vehicles and equipment across the border.
An ATA Carnet is an international Customs document that operates like a passport for your goods. It allows the temporary importation of goods into countries that are part of the ATA Carnet system (the EU and 40+ additional countries) and avoids you having to pay unnecessary taxes or duties. ATA Carnets cover all goods that are leaving the UK and returning within a 12-month period. They do not cover disposable goods (oil, fluids) that will be used while out of the country or items that will not be returning to the UK.
For the latest information, please refer to the UK Government website, where you will find detailed advice on what has changed since Brexit: https://www.gov.uk/transition
More information on Temporary Admission can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-to-import-goods-temporarily-to-the-uk-or-eu and a full list of eligible goods can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-you-can-get-import-duty-relief-on-goods-using-temporary-admission
More information on ATA/CPD carnets can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-an-ata-carnet and https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-cpd-carnet
Below are a series of Questions and Answers which may assist you.