ATA Carnets

The ALCCIC issues ATA carnets as per the functions delegated by the state.

An ATA carnet is an internationally recognised customs document, which grants a temporary right for tariff-free importing of goods from another country (exhibits for trade shows and fairs, samples of goods and professional equipment), acts as a stand-in for customs declarations and testifies that the goods covered by it are under international guarantees. In the event of a breach of the established ATA operational procedures  all set import tariffs and taxes will be paid. An ATA carnet offers a one year window of travel permission to countries included in the ATA guarantee system chain for an unlimited number of trips.

In order to receive an ATA carnet, an applicant must present the association:

  • A guarantee/deposit or a letter of guarantee from an insurance company (original An application form);
  • The applicant pays the association a set fee for the issuing of an ATA carnet. The fees can be found at the bottom of the page;
  • A permit from an authorised state institution if prohibitions or limitations on the export of goods from the customs territory of the Republic of Lithuania are imposed.
  • Authorisation and sample signatures from individuals responsible for obtaining and formalizing the ATA carnet, all approved by the administration head’s signature and company seal;

Upon receiving the abovementioned documents and payment for issuing the carnet, the association issues a complete ATA carnet to the applicant.

Ask and we will be happy to assist.  Tel. +370 5 261 21 02

A duplicate can be issued if a previously issued ATA carnet is destroyed, lost or stolen and the association is presented with the documentary evidence of this. The duplicate ATA carnet is issued based on the same procedures as the original and a fee set by the association is paid for the issuing.

Legal acts

The operation of the ATA system and the issuing procedures for ATA carnets are regulated by the following legislation:

  • Republic of Lithuania law of 11-25-1997 Nr. VIII-536 “On convention on temporary admission (Istanbul Convention) ratification” (Valstybės Žinios Nr. 117-2994);
  • Convention on temporary admission (Istanbul Convention) (V.Ž. Nr.117- 3015);
  • Order Nr. 1B-723 of the director of the Department of Customs under the Republic of Lithuania Ministry of Finance “On changes to the May 18, 2000 order Nr. 186 “On instructions for the filing and use of an ATA carnet and the approval of ATA carnet customs clearance instructions.” (V.Ž. 2007-11-13 Nr.116-4762);
  • Government of the Republic of Lithuania ruling of 21-04-1999 Nr. 454 “On the approval of procedures for issuing ATA carnets.” (V.Ž. 1999, Nr. 37-1132);
  • Government of the Republic of Lithuania ruling of 29-05-2012 Nr. 594 “On changes to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania April 21, 1999 ruling Nr. 454 ‘On the approval of procedures for issuing ATA carnets.’” (Valstybės Žinios” 2012-06-01, Nr. 62-3120)


Consultations on the issuing and use of the ATA carnet:

Tel. +370 5 261 21 02, e-mail:



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The ALCCIC consults on mediation questions and can recommend professional mediation partners if needed.


One of the most important functions of the ALCCIC is to represent the regional chambers (and their members) when cooperating with state, government and management institutions in Lithuania, as well as with foreign economic subjects and state institutions.

Representatives of the ALCCIC and regional chambers or their delegated representatives also particpate in various regional and national working groups, commissions, boards and councils.

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Regional chamber services

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Force Majeure – a certificate on force majeure circumstances, releasing from liability for not upholding a contract;

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Document legalisation.

The ALCCIC can consult and connect the interested parties to the relevant regional chambers offering these services.