India (IN)

Accepts ATA Carnets for Commercial Samples, Professional Equipment, and Exhibitions and Fairs

ATA Carnet Guarantee Association

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Federation House, Tansen Marg
New Delhi 110-001 India
Tel: (91.11) 23738760.70
Fax: (91.11) 33207.14

Embassy in the U.S.

Embassy of India

2107 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008 USA
Tel: 202.939.7000
Fax: 202.265.4351

U.S. Commercial Service Export Assistance India Country Portal
Download the India Country Guide

ATA Carnet Specifics

Effective January 18, 2018, India accepts Carnets for professional equipment. Carnet entry under Professional Equipment will be restricted to two months. Extension for an additional two months is possible. Please refer to Indian customs’ guidelines.

USCIB has set a special security requirement of 55% of the value of the goods listed on the General List for all ATA Carnets intended to enter India. This is 15% higher than the usual 40% security requirement. CarnetsOnline™ will automatically calculate this security requirement for you.

ATA Carnets are accepted for exhibitions and fairs, whether government sanctioned or private. Goods imported into India under cover of ATA Carnets have to be re-exported within the six month period following their importation.
If you need to keep your goods in India longer than the six month period, you should obtain approval:

  1. From the Customs office of import
  2. Before the six month period has expired. Failing such approval within the due period, duties, taxes, and interests would become payable.

Name of the authorized representative must be listed in Box B on the ATA Carnet Green Cover.
Indian Customs requires a FICCI issued Guarantee Letter to be included along with the ATA Carnet. To obtain this letter you have to register on FICCI’s website and then select request Guarantee Letter.

Indian Customs offices at the following ports are authorized to handle ATA Carnets
New Delhi (North India)
Mumbai (West India)
Chennai (South India)
Kolkata (East India)
Cochin (South India)
Bangalore (South India)
Ahmedabad (West India)

Trade Shows

PAMEX: International Exhibition on Printing & Allied Machinery Industries
FAMDENT SHOW – PUNE: Dental Event in India
FASHION RUNWAY: Lifestyle & Wedding Show in India; FASHION RUNWAY showcases bridal wear, ethnic wear, real and fashion jewelry, shoes, bags, lifestyle products, gifts, home Decor & furnishing and much more