ATA Carnet Application Services

Mercury specializes in time sensitive shipping through all major carriers, proactively tracking and troubleshooting exceptions on our clients behalf. We ship domestically and internationally and assist with customs paperwork and questions.

About the ATA Carnet Program

A carnet is a document that allows for the temporary import and export of goods without having to pay customs duties.  It can be used for multiple shipments over a period of up to one year, making it a convenient option for those regularly shipping goods internationally to trade shows or for demo purposes. The carnet helps ensure that all necessary documentation is in order, thus simplifying the customs process and reducing the risk of delays or penalties.

Carnet shipments are only temporary, and any goods brought into a country must be returned or disposed of before the carnet expires. 

Currently, 87 countries and territories located in Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Oceania participate in the ATA Carnet program. For a complete list of participating countries, please visit

Our Carnet Services

Our expert team provides guidance and assistance with preparing the ATA carnet for you. 

Advanced Planning

Make sure to arrange your carnet well in advance to ensure smooth customs clearance.  While it may seem like extra effort, carnet shipments can ultimately save time and money in the long run.

To get started, you should be prepared to provide us with the following: purpose for the temporary import, taxpayer identification number (TIN) or employer identification number (EIN), list the names of the Authorized Representatives who will show your ATA Carnet to customs officials, complete list of destination countries, list of any countries the goods will be passing through on their way to the destination, list modes of transportation (to and from), list of merchandise, including serial numbers, value, quantity, weight and dimensions, country of origin, desired delivery date of the merchandise.

Related Services: Customs Brokerage Services

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