WHAT PROCEDURES APPLY FOR TEMPORARY IMPORTS?


ATA Carnet:


This document allows the Customs Service to expedite clearance of the goods in a quick and efficient manner especially when the goods arrive with passengers at airports. It is a standard international Customs document incorporating a security which is covered by a bond between Customs and the
issuing authority. It contains a series of detachable import/export documents which have been prescribed as forms for use in the entry of goods being
imported temporarily into New Zealand and their subsequent re-export.


Carnets are issued in the country of export. 


Temporary import entry:


This applies to the temporary importation of certain types of goods that must be exported within 12 months.
An import entry has to be completed, with the entry type noted as Temporary. Security to cover duty is required, by way of cash or an approved security in some instances. 

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