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Vietnam Joins ATA Carnet System Effective 1 May 2022


The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced that Vietnam has joined the ATA Carnet System and will begin accepting carnets effective 01 May 2022.  Vietnam is the 88th country/territory to join the ATA Carnet system. Vietnam will only accept Carnets issued for the Exhibitions and Fairs Convention at this time which covers the importation of goods for display or use at exhibitions, fairs, meetings, or similar types of events.

The official announcement was made 08 April 2022 via Carnet Network Circular No. 74.

Vietnam (ISO code is VN) will accept ATA Carnets for the intended uses of:

  • Exhibitions and Fairs – ATA Carnets will be accepted by the Customs of Vietnam for goods for display or use at exhibitions, fairs, meetings, or similar events

Special conditions apply:

  • ATA Carnets are not accepted for transit
  • ATA Carnets are not accepted for postal traffic
  • ATA Carnets are accepted for both hand-carried goods and freight
  • Importation in multiple/split consignments is not accepted. However, importing only a part of the goods is allowed under condition that said imported items are re-exported as 1 consignment

From 01 May 2022, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hanoi will be the National Guaranteeing Organisation member of the WCF/ATA international guarantee chain. 

Please contact a Carnet Specialist at the boomerang carnets® Carnet HelpLine® , (0808) 189-3400 or e-mail us for additional information if you are planning to use a carnet for travel to Vietnam.