Rs 0.631.244.57 Customs Convention Of 6 December 1961 On The A.t.a. Carnet For The Temporary Admission Of Goods (A.t.a. Convention) (With Annex)

Original Language Title: RS 0.631.244.57 Convention douanière du 6 décembre 1961 sur le carnet A.T.A. pour l’admission temporaire de marchandises (Convention A.T.A.) (avec annexe)

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0.631.244.57 text original Customs Convention on the A.T.A. carnet for the temporary admission of goods (A.T.A. Convention)

Done at Brussels on 6 December 1961, approved by the Federal Assembly on March 7, 1963 Instrument of ratification deposited by Switzerland on April 30, 1963, entry into force for the Switzerland on July 30, 1963 (State on March 12, 2007) preamble the States signatories to the Convention, gathered under the auspices of the Customs Cooperation Council and the Contracting Parties to the General Agreement on customs tariffs and trade (GATT) and with the assistance of the Organization of United Nations Education, scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), whereas the wishes expressed by the representatives of the international trade and of other interested parties wishing to facilitate the accomplishment of formalities for the temporary duty-free entry of goods, convinced that the adoption of common procedures for the temporary duty-free entry of goods will bring substantial benefits to international activities commercial or cultural, and will provide the customs systems of the Contracting Parties, one more high degree of harmonization and uniformity, have agreed as follows: chapter I Definitions and leisure arts. 1. for the purposes of this Convention means: (a) by 'import duties': the of customs duties and all other duties and taxes levied on importation or on the occasion of the importation, as well as all duties of excise and internal taxes which are liable goods imported, but excluding from fees and charges which are limited to the approximate cost of services rendered and which do not constitute indirect protection for domestic products or fiscal taxes import; (b) "temporary admission": the temporary importation free of import duties, the conditions laid down in the Conventions referred to in art. 3 below or by the laws and regulations of the country of importation; (c) 'transit': the transport of goods from a Customs Office of the territory of a Contracting Party to another office of customs of the same territory, the conditions laid down in the laws and regulations of that Contracting Party; (d) by "A.T.A. carnet". (Temporary importation - Temporary Admission): the document reproduced in the annex to this Convention; (e) "issuing association": an association approved by the Customs authorities of a Contracting Party for the issuance of the A.T.A. carnets in the territory of that Contracting Party; (f) by 'guaranteeing association': an association approved by the Customs authorities of a Contracting Party to ensure the guarantee of the sums mentioned in art. 6 of the Convention in the territory of that Contracting Party; (g) by «Board»: the organization established by the Convention establishing a Customs Cooperation Council, done at Brussels, 15 December 1950; (h) "person": both a natural person and a legal person, unless the context otherwise.

RS 0.631.121.2 s. 2. the approval of an issuing association by the Customs authorities, provided for in the by. (e) of Article 1 of the present Convention may be conditional, inter alia, on the condition that the A.T.A. carnet price corresponds to the cost of services rendered.

Chapter II scope article 3 1. Each Contracting Party agrees to place and place its national customs documents and as security for the sums referred to art. 6 of this Convention, any carnet A.T.A. valid for its territory and issued and used under the conditions defined in this Convention, for goods imported temporarily in application of: (a) the Customs Convention on the temporary importation of professional equipment, done at Brussels, 8 June 1961, (b) the Customs Convention concerning facilities for the importation of goods for display or use at an exhibition a fair, a conference or similar event, concluded at Brussels, 8 June 1961, provided that it is contracting party to these Conventions.
2. each Contracting Party may also accept any carnet A.T.A., issued and used under the same conditions, for goods imported temporarily pursuant to other international Conventions relating to the temporary admission and temporary admission operations under its laws and national regulations.
3. each Contracting Party may accept for transit all carnet A.T.A. issued and used under the same conditions.
4. goods to be processed or repair may only be imported under cover of an ATA carnet A.T.A.

RS 0.631.244.54 RS 0.631.244.56 chapter III issuance and use of A.T.A. carnets

S. 4 1. Issuing associations can issue A.T.A. carnets with the term of validity exceeding one year from the day of issue. They must indicate, on the cover of Carnets, the country for which it is valid and the corresponding guaranteeing associations.
2. no goods shall, after the issuance of Carnets, be added to the list of the goods listed on the back of the cover of the carnet and, where appropriate, to additional sheets attached thereto (General list).

S. 5. the time limit for re-exportation of goods imported under the guise of an A.T.A. carnet may in no case exceed the period of validity of the carnet.

Chapter IV guarantee article 6 1. Each guaranteeing association gives the Customs authorities of the country in which it has its seat, the payment of the amount of the import duties and other amounts payable in the event of failure to comply with the conditions laid down for the temporary admission or transit of goods brought into the country under cover of A.T.A. carnets issued by a corresponding issuing association. It is required, jointly and severally with the persons from whom the sums mentioned above are for payment of these amounts.
2. the guaranteeing association is not liable to the payment of a sum greater than more than ten percent in the amount of the import duties.
3. when the Customs authorities of the importing country have unloaded without reservation an A.T.A. carnet for certain goods, they can no longer claim from the guaranteeing association, in relation to such goods, the payment of the sums referred to the by. 1 of this Article. However, a warranty claim can still be made to the guaranteeing association if it is subsequently discovered that the discharge was obtained improperly or fraudulently or that there was a violation of the conditions to which the temporary admission or transit were subordinate.
4. the Customs authorities may not in any circumstances require from the guaranteeing association payment of the sums referred to the by. 1 of this Article, if the claim has not made this Association in the period of one year from the date of expiry of the carnet.

Chapter V regularization of A.T.A. carnets

S. 7 1. The guaranteeing associations have a period of six months from the date on which the Customs authorities claim payment of the sums referred to the by. 1 of art. 6 above to provide proof of the re-exportation of the goods in the conditions laid down by this Convention or any other regular discharge of the carnet A.T.A. 2. If this proof is not provided within the prescribed period, the deposit guaranteeing association immediately these amounts or paid on a provisional basis. This deposit or payment shall become final upon the expiration of a period of three months from the date of the deposit or payment. During the latter period, the guaranteeing association may still, for the return of amounts paid or recorded, provide the proof referred to in the preceding paragraph.
3. for countries whose laws and regulations do provide for not logging or the payment of the import duties, payments that would be made under the conditions laid down in the previous paragraph are considered as final, but their amount shall be refunded when the provided evidence to the by. 1 of this Article are provided in a period of three months from the date of payment.

S. 8 1. Proof of the re-exportation of goods imported under the guise of an A.T.A. carnet is provided by the re-export certificate affixed this carnet by the Customs authorities of the country where the goods were imported temporarily.
2. If it has not been certified that the goods have been re-exported, in accordance with the by. 1 of this Article, the Customs authorities of the importing country may accept as evidence of re-exportation of the goods, even after expiry of the carnet: (a) the statements made by the Customs authorities of another Contracting Party on Carnets upon importation or reimportation or a certificate of those authorities based on the statements made in a detached part of the book when you import or re-import their territory on condition that these records relate to importation or reimportation which can establish that it took place after re-export it is called to prove; (b) any other evidence that establishes that the goods are out of this country.


3. where the Customs authorities of a contracting party provide re-export certain goods accepted in their territory under the guise of an A.T.A. carnet, the guaranteeing association is discharged of its obligations when these authorities have certified on the book itself, that the situation of these goods has been regularized.

S. 9. in the cases referred to the by. 2 of art. 8 of the Convention, the Customs authorities reserve the right to charge a regularization fee.

Chapter VI provisions various arts. 10. the visas of the A.T.A. carnets used in the conditions laid down by this Convention, do not give place to the payment of a compensation for the services of customs when it is carried out this operation in offices or posts of customs and during normal business hours.

S. 11. in the case of destruction, loss or theft of a carnet A.T.A., relating to goods which are in the territory of one of the Contracting Parties, the Customs authorities of that Contracting Party agree, at the request of the issuing association, and subject to the conditions that these authorities would impose, a title of replacement whose validity expires on the same date that that book replaced.

S. 12 1. When the goods temporarily imported cannot be re-exported as a result of a seizure, and this seizure has not been carried out at the request of individuals, the requirement of re-exportation is suspended for the duration of the seizure.
2. whenever possible, the Customs authorities shall notify the guaranteeing association of seizures made by them or their application to goods placed under the cover of an A.T.A. carnet guaranteed by that association and shall advise it of the measures they intend to take.

S. 13 are allowed to benefit from the exemption of the import duties and are subject to any prohibition or restriction on importation, the A.T.A. carnets or parts of A.T.A. carnets to be issued in the country of import such carnets and which are sent to the issuing associations corresponding foreign Association, an international organization or by the Customs authorities of a Contracting Party. Similar facilities are granted to the export.

S. 14. for the purposes of this Convention, the territories of Contracting Parties which form a customs or economic can be considered as a single territory.

S. 15. in the event of fraud, contravention or abuse, the Contracting Parties shall have the right, notwithstanding the provisions of this Convention, to prosecute against people using a carnet A.T.A., to recover the import duties and the other amounts payable, as well as to require any penalties to which such persons would be liable. In this case, associations shall lend their assistance to the Customs authorities.

S. 16. the annex to this Convention shall be considered as an integral part thereof.

S. 17. the provisions of this Convention shall establish minimum facilities and do not put obstacle to the application of greater facilities that some Contracting Parties grant or grant either by unilateral provisions or by virtue of bilateral or multilateral agreements.

Chapter VII Clauses finals s. 18 1. The Contracting Parties shall meet when it is necessary to examine the conditions in which the Convention is applied to, inter alia, to seek measures to ensure uniform interpretation and application.
2. these meetings are convened by the Secretary General of the Council, on the request of a Contracting Party. Unless otherwise decided by the Contracting Parties, meetings are held at the headquarters of the Council.
3. the Contracting Parties shall establish rules of procedure for their meetings. The decisions of the Contracting Parties shall be taken by a majority of two-thirds of those who are present and who take part in the vote.
4. the Contracting Parties may validly decide on a question if more than half of them are present.

S. 19 1. Any dispute between Contracting Parties with respect to the interpretation or application of this Convention is, as far as possible, settled by direct negotiations between Parties.
2. any dispute which is not settled by direct negotiation shall by the parties concerned, be referred to the Contracting Parties, in the conditions laid down in article 18, which examine the dispute and make recommendations for its settlement.
3. the parties to the dispute may agree in advance to accept the recommendations of the Contracting Parties.

S. 20 1. Any member of the Council and any Member State of the Organization of the United Nations or its specialized agencies may become a Contracting Party to this Convention: (a) by signing it without reservation of ratification; (b) by depositing an instrument of ratification after signing it subject to ratification; or (c) accession.

2. the present Convention is open until July 31, 1962, at the Commission headquarters in Brussels for signature by the States referred to the by. 1 of this Article. After this date, it will be open for their accession.
3. in the case provided in the by. 1 (b) of the present Article, the Convention is subject to ratification by the signatory States in accordance with their respective constitutional procedures.
4. any State not a member of the organizations referred to in the by. 1 of this Article, to which an invitation is addressed for that purpose by the Secretary General of the Council, at the request of the Contracting Parties, may become Contracting Parties to this Convention by acceding after its entry into force.
5. the instruments of ratification or accession shall be deposited with the Secretary General of the Council.

S. 21 1. This Convention shall enter into force three months after five of the States referred to the by. 1 of art. 20 of this Convention have signed it without reservation of ratification or have deposited their instruments of ratification or accession.
2. in respect of any State which signs this agreement without reservation of ratification, ratifying or acceding after five States have signed the Convention without reservation of ratification, or deposited their instruments of ratification or accession, this Convention shall enter into force three months after that State has signed without reservation of ratification or deposited its instrument of ratification or accession.

S. 22 1. This Convention is concluded for an unlimited period. However, any Contracting Party may denounce it at any time after the date of its entry into force, as set out in art. 21 of this Convention.
2. the denunciation shall be notified by a written instrument deposited with the Secretary General of the Council.
3. the denunciation shall take effect six months after receipt of the instrument of denunciation by the Secretary-General of the Council.
4. when a Contracting Party denounces this Convention in accordance with the by. 1 of this Article or making a notification in accordance with the by. 2 (b) of art. 23 or by. 2 of art. 25 of the Convention, any A.T.A. carnet issued before the date when such denunciation or this notification takes effect shall remain valid and the guaranteeing association remains committed.

S. 23 1. At the time of signing this Convention, to ratify or accede, or at a later date, any State which decides to accept the A.T.A. carnets in accordance to the by. 2 and 3 of art. 3 of this Convention shall notify the Secretary General of the Council specifying the cases in which it undertakes to accept the A.T.A. carnets and specifying the date on which such acceptance takes effect.
2. other similar notifications can be addressed to the Secretary General of the Commission: (a) to extend the scope of previous notifications; (b) to cancel previous notifications or to restrict the scope of application, taking into account the provisions of by. 4 of art. 22 of this Convention.

S. 24 1. The Contracting Parties gathered in the conditions laid down in art. 18, may recommend amendments to this Convention.
2. the text of any amendment so recommended shall be communicated by the Secretary General of the Council to all Contracting Parties, other States signatory or acceding to the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the Contracting Parties to GATT and UNESCO.
3. within a period of six months from the date of communication of the recommended amendment, any party, Contracting may inform the Secretary General of the Commission: (a) either that it has an objection to the recommended amendment, (b) or that it intends to accept the recommended amendment, but that the conditions necessary for such acceptance are not yet fulfilled in its country.

4. as long as a Contracting Party which sent the communication provided above to the by. 3 (b) has not notified its acceptance to the Secretary-General of the Council, it may, within a period of nine months following the expiry of the period of six months prescribed in the by. 3 of this Article, submit an objection to the recommended amendment.
5. If an objection to the recommended amendment is made under the conditions laid down in the by. 3 and 4 of this Article, this amendment is considered not to have been accepted and remains without effect.
6. If no objection to the recommended amendment made in accordance to the by. 3 and 4 of this Article, the amendment shall be deemed accepted on the following date:


(a) If no Contracting Party has sent a communication in accordance with the by. 3 (b) of this Article, upon expiry of the period of six months referred to this by. 3; (b) if one or more Contracting Parties have sent a communication in accordance with the by. 3 (b) of this Article, on the earlier of the following two dates: (i) date on which all the Contracting Parties who have sent such a communication were notified to the Secretary General of the Council that they accept the amendment recommended, this date being however postponed until the expiry of the period of six months referred to the by. 3 of this Article if all the acceptances were notified previously this expires; (ii) date of expiry of the period of nine months referred to the by. 4 of this Article.

7. any amendment deemed accepted enter into force six months after the date on which it is deemed accepted.
8. the Secretary General of the Council notify as soon as possible all the Contracting Parties any objection formulated in accordance with the by. 3 (a) of this Article as well as any communication made in accordance with the by. 3 (b). He later informed all Contracting Parties if the Contracting Parties which have sent such a communication raise an objection to the recommended amendment or whether they accept it.
9. any State which ratifies this Convention or accedes thereto shall be deemed to have accepted any amendments entered into force on the date of the deposit of its instrument of ratification or accession.

S. 25 1. Any State may, at the time of the signature without reservation of ratification, ratification or accession, or subsequently, notify the Secretary General of the Council that this Convention extends to all or some of the territories whose international relations are under its responsibility. This notification shall take effect three months after the date on which the Secretary General of the Council receives. However the Convention can only become applicable to the territories named in the notification before it entered into force for the State concerned.
2. any State which, pursuant to paragraph 1 of this Article, notified that the Convention extends to a territory whose international relations are under its responsibility, may notify the Secretary General of the Council, in accordance with the provisions of art. 22 of this Convention, that the territory will cease to apply the Convention.

S. 26 1. Any State may declare, at the time it signs this Convention, ratifies or accedes, or after becoming Contracting Party to the Convention, notify the Secretary General of the Council accepts, under the conditions laid down by the Convention, A.T.A. carnets for postal traffic. This notification shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it was received by the Secretary General.
2. any Contracting Party which has made a reservation in accordance with the by. 1 of this Article may at any time withdraw this reservation by notification to the Secretary General of the Council.
3. no other reservation to this Convention shall be permitted.

S. 27. the Secretary General of the Council shall notify all Contracting Parties as well as the other States signatories or members, the Secretary General of the United Nations, the GATT Contracting Parties and UNESCO: (a) signatures, ratifications, accessions referred to in art. 20 of this Convention; (b) the date on which this Convention enters into force in accordance with article 2 1;(c) denunciations received in accordance with art. 22; (d) notifications received in accordance with art. 23; (e) deemed amendments accepted pursuant to art. 24 and the date of their entry into force; (f) notifications received in accordance with art. 25; (g) declarations and notifications received in accordance with art. 26 and the date at which reserves took effect or that from which they are lifted.

S. 28 pursuant to art. 102 of the Charter of the United Nations, this Convention shall be registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations at the request of the Secretary General of the Council.
In witness whereof, the undersigned Plenipotentiaries have signed this Convention.
Done at Brussels, on six December mil nine hundred and sixty and one, in English and French languages, both texts being equally authentic, in a single copy which shall be deposited with the Secretary General of the Council who shall transmit certified copies to all the States referred to the by. 1 of art. 20 of this Convention.
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RS 0.120 annex scope March 12, 2007 States parties Ratification accession (A) Declaration of succession (S) Signature without reservation of ratification (if) coming into force Africa of South 18 December 1975 to 18 March 1976 Algeria 2 July 1973 A 2 October 1973 Germany October 15 1965 16 January 1966 Andorra 2 September 1998 A 1 December 1998 Australia 14 June 1967 14 September 1967 Austria 20 May 1963 21 August 1963 Belarus 7 May 1998 A 5 August 1998 Belgium 22 February 1966 A May 22, 1966 Bulgaria 31 July 1964 A 1 November 1964 Canada 10 July 1972 was October 10, 1972 China 27 August 1993 25 November 1993 Hong Kong 1 July 1997 1 July 1997 Cyprus October 25, 1976 25 January 1977 Korea (South) 4 April 1978 has 4 July 1978 Ivory Coast 14 June 1962 if 30 July 1963 Croatia 29 September 1994 29 December 1994 Cuba 24 September 1963

25 December 1963 Denmark April 14, 1965 July 15, 1965 Faroe Islands April 14, 1965 July 15, 1965 Egypt January 11, 1968 was April 11, 1968 Spain April 6, 1964 7 July 1964 United States December 3, 1968 has 3 March 1969 Finland 1 August 1964 November 2, 1964 France 20 December 1962 30 July 1963 Greece October 23, 1975 A 23 January 1976 Hungary 22 November 1965 was February 23, 1966 India 5 July 1989 5 October

1989 Iran 16 April 1968 – 16 July 1968 Ireland 15 April 1965 to July 16, 1965 Iceland 16 June 1970 has September 16, 1970 Israel 25 August 1966 November 25, 1966 Italy 19 June 1964 September 20, 1964 Japan 1 August 1973 A 1 November 1973 Lesotho may 10, 1984 has 8 August 1983 Lebanon 11 December 1979 has 11 March 1980 Liechtenstein 30 July 1963 Luxembourg June 10, 1966 September 10, 1966 Macedonia 3 April 1996 2 July 1996 Malaysia June 13, 1988 to September 13, 1988 Malta 22 November 1983 A February 22, 1984 Morocco 19 November 1996 17 February 1997 Maurice 22 April 1982 has 21 July 1982 Mexico November 13, 2000 to 14 February 2001 Niger 8 December 1978 A March 8, 1979 Nigeria 1 October 1973 1 January 1974 Norway October 29, 1964 to January 30, 1965 New Zealand November 28, 1977 to February 28, 1978 Netherlands January 17, 1964 At 18 April 1964 Netherlands Antilles January 17, 1964 was April 18, 1964 Aruba December 19, 1985 January 1, 1986 Poland July 19, 1969 A 19 October 1969 Portugal April 20, 1966 July 20, 1966 Czech Republic 1 January 1993 1 January 1993 Romania 7 March 1967 A 7 June 1967 United Kingdom July 19, 1963 20 October 1963 Gibraltar December 2, 1968 at March 2, 1969 Guernsey 19 July 1963 has 20 October 1963 Isle of Man July 19

1963 20 October 1963 Jersey 19 July 1963 20 October 1963 Russia 18 April 1996 was 18 July 1996 Senegal October 14, 1977 A 14 January 1978 Serbia 27 December 2001 A 27 March 2002 Singapore 14 November 1983 to February 14, 1984 Slovakia 5 February 1993 S 5 February 1993 Slovenia 23 November 1992 has February 23, 1993 Sri Lanka 14 July 1981 has 14 October 1981 Sweden 19 March 1964 20 June 1964 Switzerland 30 April

1963 July 30, 1963 Thailand 30 September 1994 A 30 December 1994 Trinidad and Tobago 5 January 1981 was 5 April 1981 Tunisia 10 March 1971 A June 10, 1971 Turkey August 23, 1974 23 November 1974 * reservations and declarations, see below.

From 20 oct. 1963 to 30 June 1997, the convention was applicable to Hong Kong on the basis of a declaration of territorial extension of the United Kingdom. From July 1, 1997, Hong Kong became a special administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China. Under the Chinese declaration of 6 June 1997, the convention is also applicable to the Hong Kong SAR from July 1, 1997.

At 1 Jan. 1986, the island of Aruba, which was part of the Netherlands Antilles, has gained internal autonomy within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This change only affects the functioning of the internal constitutional relations within the Kingdom.

Reservations and declarations Africa of South the Republic of South Africa is committed to accept the A.T.A. carnets in accordance with the provisions of art. 23 of the Convention, under the conditions and in the following cases: a) A.T.A. carnets shall be accepted by the Republic of South Africa from April 1, 1976.b) the body which guarantees carnets Carnets in the Republic of South Africa is willing to cover only certain goods, A.T.A. carnets only will be accepted, in accordance with art. 23 of the Convention, for temporary admission:


1. goods covered by the "Customs Convention on the temporary importation of professional equipment" (Brussels, 8 June 1961); 2. of the goods covered by the "Customs Convention concerning facilities for the importation of goods for display or use at an exhibition, fair, Conference or similar event' (Brussels, 8 June 1961); 3. commercial samples that belong to a person established abroad and which are imported to be presented or subject to a demonstration in Republic of South Africa, to search for orders of goods will be shipped abroad.

The Republic of South Africa has already acceded to the conventions referred to in the al. b) 1 and 2.
(c) the organization approved as guarantor, issuer of the Carnet A.T.A. in the Republic of South Africa is the Association of Chambers of commerce of Africa of Sud.d) the A.T.A. Carnet will be accepted throughout the customs territory, i.e. the Republic of South Africa, the Republic of Botswana, the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Kingdom of Swaziland.

Australia in application of art. 26, by. 1, the A.T.A. carnets will not be accepted under the conditions provided by the convention for postal traffic, except in cases where the book is attached to the consignment to which it relates.
Denmark 1. The convention does not apply to Greenland.
2. with reference to art. 23, the Denmark agrees to accept, with effect from January 1, 1965, art. 3, by. 2 and 3 of the convention but, for the by. 2 of art. 3, to the following extent: a. with respect to goods that are imported temporarily under other conventions on temporary admission: the international convention to facilitate the importation of commercial samples and advertising material, concluded at Geneva on 7 November 1952; b. in relation to goods that are imported temporarily under the laws and Danish requirements for temporary admission : temporary importation of costumes, decorations, etc. that are imported for temporary use for shooting of cinematographic films; the temporary importation of motor vehicles that are imported by persons domiciled abroad to be used temporarily on fields of races; the temporary importation of goods which are intended to test or demonstrate assuming it as a single item or goods which cannot be regarded as being imported for the purpose of sale.

United States Se based on the by. 1 of art. 26, the Government of the United States of America declares not to accept for the moment, the A.T.A. carnets for postal traffic, in the conditions laid down by the convention.
Referring to the by. 1 of art. 25, the United States declare that the convention extends to the whole of the customs territory of the United States, which also includes the district of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Gibraltar in application of art. 1, let. (e) and (0, the Chamber of Commerce of Gibraltar has been approved as issuing association and guarantor. Pursuant to art. 3 of the convention, Gibraltar accepts the A.T.A. carnets for temporary import following operations: 1. professional material, 2. goods to be presented at an exhibition, fair, Conference or similar event, 3 commercial samples and 4. goods in transit. Gibraltar does not accept the use of A.T.A. carnets in postal traffic.
Ireland in application of art. 26, by. 1, the A.T.A. carnets are not accepted in postal traffic under conditions laid down by the convention.
New Zealand the New Zealand undertakes to accept the A.T.A. carnets pursuant to art. 23 of the Convention, the following conditions and in the following cases: a) goods temporarily imported on the basis of the following conventions: 1. Customs Convention on the temporary importation of professional equipment (Brussels, 8 June 1961) 2. Customs Convention concerning facilities for the importation of goods for display or use at exhibitions, a fair, a Congress or a similar event (Brussels, 8 June 1961) 3. Customs Convention on the temporary importation of scientific equipment (Brussels, 11 June 1968) 4. Customs Convention on the temporary importation of pedagogic material (Brussels, 8 June 1970) 5. International Convention to facilitate the importation of commercial samples and advertising material (Geneva, 7 November 1952) 6. Customs Convention on the temporary importation of private road vehicles (New York, 4 June 1954) 7. Additional Protocol to the Convention concerning customs facilities for touring, relating to the importation of documents and equipment of tourist propaganda (New York, 4 June 1954) b) goods admitted temporarily for a period not exceeding 12 months, in accordance with the laws and regulations in force in New Zealand, except: 1. goods intended to undergo a processing or repair; 2. goods intended for normal purposes industrial, commercial or agricultural; 3. advertising for television; 4 VCR tapes. commercials for television.

c) transit Operations, as they are defined in art. 1 c) of the Convention on the A.T.A. carnet for the temporary admission of goods.

Poland pursuant to the by. 2 and 3 of art. 3, the Polish Government declares that it will recognize from the entry into force of the convention for the Poland: 1. the A.T.A. carnets the International Convention to facilitate the importation of commercial samples and advertising material, concluded at Geneva on 7 November 1952; 2. A.T.A. carnets relating to goods in transit.

United Kingdom in application of art. 26, by. 1, the A.T.A. carnets are not accepted in postal traffic.
Switzerland the convention shall also apply to the Principality of Liechtenstein, as long as it remains linked to the Switzerland by a customs union treaty.
Turkey regards art. 26 of the convention, the Turkey will not accept the use of A.T.A. carnets in postal traffic.

New content approved by the federal Council on 19 April 1989 (RO 1989 1812). Last updated according to changes approved by the federal Council on 14 June 2002 and in force since Dec. 18. 2002 (RO 2003 2428). The model of carnet A.T.A. can be accessed from the branch customs, duty-free arrangements section and transits, 3003 Berne.
A version of the update scope is published on the web site of the FDFA (http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/fr/home/topics/intla/intrea/dbstv.html).
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