7302 Export/Import Procedure Using ATA Carnet (Japanese Carnet) (FAQ)
The ATA Carnet is an international, unified Customs document under an international system based on "Customs Conventions in the ATA Carnet for the Temporary Admission of Goods" and concluded among major countries.
In cases where articles, such as commercial samples, display articles, and professional equipment, are brought into a foreign country which is a signatory country to the convention, taken out of the country after the completion of business, and then carried into another country, or brought back to Japan, the ATA Carnet System can facilitate the export/import Customs formalities due to duty-free admission of goods without preparing the Customs document for every foreign customhouse.
Articles carried when leaving/entering a country party to the ATA Carnet are handled as traveling goods clearance using simplified Customs formalities.
However, if there are some goods whose export/import are restricted among them, you must obtain a permit and approval prior to export/import.
Please direct inquiries to:
Japan Commercial Arbitration Association
» Tokyo Office
Address: 3rd Floor, Hirose Building,3-17, Kanda Nishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
» Osaka Office
Address: 2-8, Hommachibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
(Article 3 of ATA Convention Exceptional Measures Law, and General Notifications Concerning ATA Convention Exceptional Measures Law)
For consultations on customs procedures, please contact the nearest Customs Counselor.