Importing audiovisual equipment

Importing audiovisual equipment

The ATA Carnet is an international customs document which permits the temporary export and import of audiovisual equipment to a specific territory, via a simple process which is carried out at the chamber of commerce of any city or autonomous community. To obtain an ATA Carnet the foreign producer must provide a list of all the audiovisual equipment, their invoices and a deposit, if necessary.

The deposit amount varies according to the equipment's country of origin.

  • Deposit of 100% of the equipment's value: Algeria, Botswana, Croatia, India, Israel, Lesotho, Lebanon, Macedonia, Morocco, Namibia, Russia, South Africa, Swaziland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey and China.
  • Deposit of 50% of the equipment's value: Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, South Korea, Ivory Coast, United States, Gibraltar, Guadalupe, Hong Kong, Iceland, Japan, Malaysia, Martinique, Mauritius, Norway, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Romania, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Senegal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and Tahiti.
  • Deposit of 25% of the equipment's value: The Canary Islands and Andorra (except for music or theatre groups)

Temporary imports between countries which are not listed above do not have the obligation of paying a deposit, but the relevant procedure must be followed at the destination country's consulate.

Each carnet is valid for a temporary period of time, and the equipment must be taken back to its country of origin once that period has come to an end.

List of Spain's Chambers of Commerce

http://www.camerdata.es/php/Home/camaras_comercio.php