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Last updated on February 5th, 2019

Accepts ATA Carnets for Commercial Samples, Professional Equipment, and Exhibitions and Fairs

ATA Carnet Guarantee Association

Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) ATA Division Legal Affairs Department CCOIC
1 Fu Xing Men Wai Street
Beijing 100860, PR China
Tel: (86.10) 6804.6683 or 6805.71.42
Fax: (86.10) 6805.7144

Embassy in the U.S.

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
3505 International Pl NW
Washington, DC 20008 USA
Tel: 202.495.2266
Fax: 202.495.2138

U.S. Commercial Service Export Assistance People’s Republic of China Country Portal
Download the People’s Republic of China Country Guide

ATA Carnet Specifics

To successfully enter China with your Carnet, please be prepared with the following:

General Requirements:

  • One Set of Blue Transit Counterfoils are necessary when moving goods from the port-of-entry customs to another inland customs office within China for entry.
  • Electronic Data Registration is a requirement by Chinese Customs for all ATA Carnet entries.
  • Freight shipments
    • It is the responsibility of the customs broker or freight forwarder in China to complete the data registration process with CCPIT/CCOIC (the Chinese National Guaranteeing Association) prior to customs clearance of the goods. Your local representatives may visit in Chinese) for more details.
  • Hand carried merchandise
    • Chinese customs will stamp the ATA Carnet; however, the Holder must visit CCPIT/CCOIC to complete the data registration within three working days.
  • Vehicles
    • All vehicles traveling to China on an ATA Carnet require a minimum 100% security deposit.
    • Entered for an exhibition or fair must be re-exported immediately or obtain an import license issued by the Ministry of Commerce in China.
    • Used vehicles or right rudder vehicles need to obtain approval before entry into China.

Supporting Material:

During entry declaration, customs may require supporting documents to verify if the use of the goods are the same as the used type in column C of the green cover & vouchers.  For Carnets with different intended uses, the supporting documents varies:

  • Exhibitions and Fairs: A copy of the exhibition registration form, copy of exhibition booth confirmation letter/invoice, etc.
  • Professional Equipment: Approval letter issued by relevant Government Department, or contact/agreement (indicating the Carnet holder’s name and the details of the activity), etc.
  • Commercial Sample:  Approval letter issued by relevant Government Department, or contact/agreement (indicating the Carnet holder’s name and the details of the activity), etc.

Special Notes:

 When entering China we recommend you include the following items along with your ATA Carnet.

  • A translation of the General List and a cover letter that includes the translation of the Holder information, authorized representatives, intended use and expiration date.

The official announcement from the General Administration of Customs of the People Republic of China. Chinese Version

English Version translated by USCIB

CCOIC Main Offices

Headquarter CCPIT
3rd floor, CCOIC Building, No. 2 Huapichang Hutong, Xicheng District, Beijing
Phone: (86 10) 82217076/38 or (86 10) 68080330

Beijing airport working station
Terminal 2 Phone: (86 10) 64595422 or (86 10) 64595422
ATA office, on the 2nd floor, near international departures door
Terminal 3 Phone: (86 10) 64530430
Joint office with China Customs, on the 2nd floor, near international arrivals door

Shanghai Branch
1st floor, JinLing Mansion,No.28 west JingLing Road, Luwan District, Shanghai
Phone: (86 21) 63846628 or (86 21) 63868083

Shenzhen Branch
Room 603-604, CCOIC building,168 Fuhua Road, Futian District, Shenzhen
Port of Shenzhenwan, Dongbin Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Phone: (86 755) 82770612 or (86 755) 88313240

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