ATA and TDB/BOFT Carnets

Advantages of using the ATA or TDB/BOFT Carnet

  • Eliminates payment of duties and taxes.
  • Helps businesses to internationalize.
  • Cuts out the need for a Customs declaration at each customs check point.
  • Allows the use of a single document for all customs transactions.
  • Cuts out the need for a cash deposit or a guarantee in some form to be lodged when bringing goods into the country of temporary importation.
  • Reduces time/customs clearance costs.
  • Permits commercial or professional travellers and exhibitors to make customs arrangements in advance for a country or countries they intend to visit.
  • Permits them to make these arrangements in Singapore quickly and at a pre-determined cost.
  • Permits travellers the use of a single ATA carnet for goods which will pass through several customs check points during the course of one trip.

What items are covered?

  1. Commercial samples and advertising film
  2. Goods for international exhibitions
  3. Professional equipment such as:
  • Cinematographic/musical equipment
  • Costumes, scenery & other stage properties
  • Educational equipment
  • Press and broadcasting equipment
  • Surgical equipment

Who may use an ATA or TDB/BOFT Carnet?

  1. Fair exhibitors
  2. Professional individuals and teams: architects, artists, educationalists, engineers, entertainers, film crew, surgeons, etc
  3. Technicians
  4. Travelling business/sales executives
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Fees for ATA or TDB/BOFT Carnet

The fees (inclusive of 7% GST) for the application of ATA and TDB/BOFT Carnets are as follows:
Item SICC Members Non-Members
Application Fee S$205.00 S$355.00
Each Additional Country ( applicable for ATA Carnet only) S$20.00 S$40.00
Amendments S$15.00 S$25.00
Urgent Processing Fee (1 working day) S$110.00 S$165.00
Each Additional Sheet for Listing Products (applicable for ATA Carnet only) S$2.00 S$2.00

Countries in which the ATA Carnet system is in force

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