Passport, Tickets, Carnet

Published by TransformAdmin on April 27, 2022

Next month we are packing up our newly designed Transform van [what do you think?] and heading to Europe. First we are off to TradeTech 2022 at Le Palais de Congres in Paris, we’re then heading South to Monaco for an exclusive auction of Nigel Mansell cars. It’s tough, but someone has to do it!

Brexit hasn’t made it easy to work in Europe but, despite the difficulties, it’s still possible and not as hard as you think. Here are our top tips for making it as hassle free as possible…

An ATA Carnet is a customs document that can be used when importing professional equipment, commercial samples or goods for exhibitions or trade fairs, temporarily into countries that are part of the ATA Carnet system. Carnets were not previously needed for UK businesses travelling into other EU countries but, since 1st January 2021, firms must use an ATA Carnet when transporting certain goods temporarily into EU countries or transiting through the EU to non-EU countries who are part of the ATA Carnet agreement. For more information head to the government website here

From 21st May 2022 you need to apply for an International Operators Licence if you want to use lightweight goods vehicles to transport goods for hire or reward through the EU. It can take up to 9 weeks to issue your full licence, so make sure you plan ahead. For more information on how to apply, click here

If this all sounds a bit like hard work, let Transform take the reins and remove the stress of organising everything yourself. We have worked all over Europe, from Malta and Ibiza to Italy and France so we like to think we have some experience of working abroad. We’ll work with you on any designs then use our local contacts to help bring your event to life, often saving our clients money in the process. Our team will then travel to the event destination to complete the project and be on hand for any issues that can often arise when working in a foreign destination. 

Let’s take a look at some of our most recent trips…

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