ATA/CPD Carnets


ATA (Admission Temporaire/Temporary Admission Carnet) and CPD (Carnet de Passages en Douane) carnets are international customs documents that permit the duty-free and tax-free temporary export and import of goods for up to one year.


ATA/CPD Carnets cover:


Professional equipment

Goods for presentation or use at trade fairs, shows, exhibitions and the like

Commercial samples


That means almost everything from the ordinary to the extraordinary, the usual and unusual: computers, repair tools, photographic and film equipment, musical instruments, industrial machinery, vehicles, jewelry, clothing, medical appliances, aircraft, race horses, prehistoric artifacts, ballet costumes, rock group sound systems, etc.

If you can name it, and it is not consumable or perishable, then it can probably be covered by an ATA/CPD Carnets.

Taiwan recognizes CPD Carnets from 41 countries.




Canada, United States

European Union

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom


Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, India


Australia, New Zealand




South Africa



Application Checklist


Completed application form

ATA/CPD Carnet form

Banker's draft or cash / bank guarantee

Copy of identity card / copy of Business Registration Certificate





Coordination Section

Planning and Finance Department

Taiwan External Trade Development Council

Tel: (02) 2725-5200 #1945、1949、1942

Fax: (02) 2757 6632


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