ISO 9001:2008 Certified
FICCI India's Sole National Issuing & Guaranteeing Association (NIGA) for ATA Carnet
South Africa

South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI)
P.O. Box 213
Saxonwold 2132, South Africa

Contact / ATA Manager

Ms Glennalee Hayselden

Field of Application ATA Convention
Convention on "Professional equipment"
Convention on "Exhibitions and Fairs"
Convention on "Commercial Samples"
Istanbul Convention and its Annexes A and B1 (with reservations)
The application of the ATA Carnet System covers the entire common
Customs area, which means the combined areas of the Republic of South
Africa, the Republic of Botswana, the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Kingdom
of Swaziland and the Republic of Namibia (BLNS States).

Other Applications : ATA Carnets are not accepted for postal traffic

ATA Carnets are accepted for transit in the case of non-accompanied good which because of their size and/or their nature must be forwarded from the Customs office of temporary importation to an international Customs office for checking purposes. The use of ATA Carnet for commercial samples is authorized under national regulations.

Languages in which Carnets should be completed :English. The Customs may require a translation when the ATA Carnets are completed in any other language. The translation is to be furnished by the importer or his agent.

Replacement of Carnet : Yes, in accordance with Article 14, Annex A of the Istanbul Convention

Customs Offices : All Customs offices are authorized to accept ATA Carnets during normal
opening hours.

All hours during which Customs offices are open to the public. All Customs offices except those at international airports are closed on Saturdays and legal holidays.

Ports authorized to provide proofs of re-exportation on the ATA Carnets used in the South African Customs Union (SACU) countries, i.e. South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland.

South African Border Posts
South African Sea Ports
Cape Town
Port Elizabeth
East London
Richards' Bay
South African International Airports
Johannesburg International Airport
Cape Town
Common Customs Union Border Ports
Wenela/Katimo Mulilo
Common Customs Union Sea Ports
Common Customs Union Airports

Tel : (27-11) 446 38 00
Fax : (27) 86 528 17 46 / 86 528 26 62
Email : ,