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ATA Carnet is widely accepted and recommended for the importation of goods for film production. ATA Carnet allows the temporary importation of goods without the need of making deposit/guarantee or submitting any Customs Declaration.
The ATA Carnet is an international customs document that permits duty-free and tax-free temporary import of goods for up to one year. The initials "ATA" are an acronym of the French and English words "Admission Temporaire/Temporary Admission."
ATA Carnets cover commercial samples, professional equipment, goods for presentation or use at trade fairs, shows, exhibitions and the like. That means almost anything, including photographic and film equipment. These items can cross borders duty-free and tax-free, thanks to ATA Carnets.
Armed with their ATA Carnet, filmmakers can make advance customs arrangements at predetermined cost, visit more than one country, use their ATA Carnet for several trips during its one-year validity, return to their home country with their goods – without problems or delays.