The ATA Carnet is an international customs document on the basis of which the crossing of the frontiers between the contracting parties to this convention is simplified for the goods under temporary importation, transit procedure or temporary exportation.
The advantages of the ATA Carnet are the following:
The ATA Carnet is used for temporary importation / temporary exportation of various types of goods with a specific purpose, e.g. specimens, brochures, goods to be displayed at fairs or exhibitions, professional or research equipment etc. The ATA Carnet is not used for temporary importation of perishable goods, goods intended for consumption, processing or reparation.
The authority competent for issuing ATA Carnets in Slovenia is the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia.
The TIR Convention or the customs convention on the international transport of goods under cover of TIR Carnets introduces transit customs procedures for international transport of goods by road. TIR Carnets provide for simplified movement of goods across international frontiers under suspension system und with minimal intervention of customs authorities en route.
A carrier intending to transport goods in the international transport under cover of a TIR Carnet, must present to the customs office of departure the goods and the vehicle with a valid Certificate of Approval proving that the vehicle/container meets the conditions which justify the approval. The TIR Carnet must be properly filled out and other documents must be submitted (an invoice, a CMR consignment note, an export declaration, a delivery note etc.) for the procedure to be carried out according to the provisions.