If you travel with commercial samples, professional equipment, scientific equipment, goods for use or display at exhibitions, fairs, or sports equipment for re-import into New Zealand, you should consider using an ATA Carnet issued by the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce (WRCC).
An ATA Carnet is essentially a passport for your goods, enabling you to make all those tiresome customs arrangements before you go, and at a pre-determined cost, which includes an administration fee and a security deposit. The security bond will differ depending on the country and goods for which the carnet is required, and is based on the total value of the goods.
How it works
An ATA Carnet binds you to return your goods to New Zealand. If you don't return the goods, duty and/or sales tax will be deducted from the bond and paid to the country in which the goods were disposed of.
The carnet is valid for 12 months, and may be used on a regular basis in many different countries for a wide range of goods. Please note that some countries do not accept ATA Carnets, and other countries accept carnets only for certain categories of goods.
For more information on ATA Carnets:
To support your request for an ATA Carnet, we will issue a Financial Standby (Bank Indemnity) to the WRCC.
Please complete the Bank's Financial Standby ATA Carnet application form and forward it to your Relationship Manager. Please also attach a copy of the completed WRCC Carnet Application Form and Undertaking including any attachments.
How to apply
The original WRCC Carnet Application Form and Undertaking with attachments should be sent direct to:
P.O Box 1590
Please remember to return the original ATA Carnet to the WRCC as soon as it is no longer required.
ANZ credit criteria apply, and an establishment fee may be payable. Other fees, charges, terms and conditions apply.