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ATA Carnet

The ATA carnet (Admission temporaire/Temporary Admission) is an international customs document which can be used – instead of the national customs documents usually required – for the temporary importation, exportation and transit of goods.

The ATA carnet exempts the holder from providing guarantees when crossing the border. It can be used for multiple border crossings and is valid for one year.

Used by more than 70 countries, this “passport for goods” makes temporary export possible, more particularly for trade samples, goods intended for tradeshows, professional equipment, cars or horses. In the canton of Vaud, the CVCI is appointed to issue it.

    The simplest way of obtaining an ATA Carnet is to use the ataswiss online platform. You fill in your request on the Internet. The information is automatically passed on to the CVCI, which checks it and prints out the pages of the ATA Carnet. You can choose for the carnet to be sent to you by post or come and pick it up at the CVCI office.

    Log onto the ataswiss website to ask for an ATA carnet or contact us to obtain additional information.


    Basic tax CHF 95.- CHF 130.-
    Surcharge per additional band of CHF 1,000 CHF 1.- CHF 1.-
    From the 13th customs clearance sheet (per sheet) CHF 0.50 CHF 0.50
    Additional journeys (administrative costs) CHF 10.- CHF 15.-
    Supplement for express handling, subject to availability CHF 75.- CHF 105.-
    Duplicate / extension costs CHF 25.- CHF 35.-

    Deposit for the carnet (up to CHF 100,000)

    20 % 30 %
    Deposit for the carnet (from CHF 10,000) 30 % 30 %
    SwissCaution depending on the value of the goods 0.6 % 0.9 %

    BCV, Lausanne
    Clearing 767
    IBAN CH61 0076 7000 U03085347


Serge Sahli

Responsable du service Export