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ATA Carnet

ATA Carnet

Crew bringing in equipment for film production and goods under the auspices of the A.T.A. Carnet agreement which are to be used for filming purpose or as sample and re-exported are required to inform the Customs officer at the red channel for Customs clearance at the Passenger Control Division, Suwannaphumi International Airport Customs Bureau or other place designated by Regional Customs Bureau for that area.

On the departure date crew must present the A.T.A. Carnet document , equipment for film production and goods for inspection; otherwise the equipment or goods will be considered as not having been re-exported and Customs duties and taxes will be levied.

Restricted goods are goods the import and export of which is restricted by law and therefore require a permit from the related government agencies.

The following items require a permit from the government agency in order to lodge the Customs formalities:

Firearms, ammunition, explosive objects

The Department of Provincial Administration

Ministry of Interior

Buddha images, artifacts and antiques

The Fine Arts Department

Ministry of Culture

Radio transceivers and telecommunications equipment

Ministry of Information and Communication Technology

Plants and planting materials

Department of Agriculture

Ministry of Agriculture and cooperatives

Live animals, and animal products

Department of Live Stock Development

Ministry of Agriculture and cooperatives

Medicines and chemical products

The Office of Food and Drugs Administration

Ministry of public Health

For further information on any Customs matter please contact Customs officers at any post or call 66 2 134 1252

The 58 countries restricted by A.T.A. Carnet are as follow:

The ATA Carnet Airport Procedure

Film Office Information here

The ATA Carnet System Information Sheet

Get your ATA Carnet

Global List of Associations issuing ATA Carnet by Country

International Chamber of Commerce / ATA Carnet

Australian ATA Carnet Kit

Contact Information


For more information, please contact: Suvarnabhumi Airport Cargo Clearance Customs Bureau (TPI) 

Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan Province 10540 

Phone number: 02-134-1246 



Board of Trade of Thailand

150/2 Rajbopit Road 

Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Contact / ATA Manager

Mrs. Nartsuda Suwattanamongkol, ATA Manager 

Ms. Pattama Wanchurikorn, Acting ATA Carnet Manager 

Tel : (66-2) 622 18 60 76 ext. 301-2

Fax : (66-2) 226 45 22

Email :

Web :

Field of Application ATA Convention

Convention on "Professional equipment" 

Convention on "Exhibitions and Fairs" 

Convention on "Commercial Samples" 

Convention on "Scientific equipment" 

Istanbul Convention and all its Annexes (with reservations on Annexes A and B1) 

Other Applications : ATA Carnets are not accepted for postal traffic. 

ATA Carnets are not accepted for temporary operations under national law. 

ATA Carnets are accepted for transit. 

Languages in which Carnets should be completed : Thai or English. If ATA Carnets are completed in another language, the Customs may require a translation. 

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

Customs Offices : All full-service Customs offices. ATA carnets are accepted during the official hours for general goods traffic. 

These hours are usually 8:30 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, from Monday to Friday.

However, Customs operations may be authorized outside the official hours on payment of the prescribed fees and subject to prior notice.

Goods imported or exported in air passenger’s luggage could be cleared at all hours of arrival of schedule passenger flights.