ATA Carnets accepted in Brazil

Posted on: 13/06/2016

After much anticipation from 28th June 2016 Brazil has started to accept ATA Carnets for professional equipment and exhibitions and fairs. But Brazil will NOT accept ATA Carnets for Commercial Samples currently. As the publicity says, this could not come at a better time with the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games being held this year in Rio. Brazil is the 86th country/territory to join the ATA Carnet system. It is only the third Latin American member country after Chile and Mexico.

The ATA Carnet system, which was founded in 1961 by the World Customs Organization to encourage global trade by reducing barriers caused by national customs regulations. Also known as “Merchandise Passports,” Carnets allow for temporary duty-free imports of goods generally qualified for use in trade shows or as commercial samples and professional equipment. At present, Brazil is accepting Carnets for trade shows and professional equipment. The Confederação Nacional da Indústria (National Confederation of Industry) has become Brazil’s national guaranteeing association for the Carnet system.

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