Carnet Policy

An ATA Carnet allows the temporary duty-free admission of goods into foreign countries. It avoids putting up securing bonds at each customs point, which avoids the worry of retrieving your funds from each foreign agency when the goods exit.

The Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce is the sole guaranteeing and issuing association for New Zealand.

In order to obtain an ATA Carnet, the applicant must complete and submit an application to the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, pay the applicable fee and provide a bank indemnity. The indemnity amount is determined by the country the goods are entering.


On application from an MNZ-selected representative and/or team, the MNZ Board will consider applying on behalf of the team for the bank indemnity.

Approval of an application for a bank indemnity will be made by the full MNZ Board and must be recorded in the minutes of an MNZ Board meeting.

On approval of the application, the representative and/or team must complete an indemnity taking full responsibility for the fees that may be payable should the goods not be returned to New Zealand.

The fee for the bank indemnity must be paid for by the team funds, or the MNZ Board may approve a grant to cover the fees. Any grant must be recorded in the minutes of an MNZ Board meeting.

Only select MNZ teams will be considered eligible to apply for a grant.

The bank indemnity is valid for a three-month period. Should the carnet not be returned within three months of issue, the travelling riders (team funds) must pay for the re-issue of the bank indemnity.

Updated: 10/12/2019
Conditions apply