The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government accedes to the "Istanbul Convention" to accept ATA Carnets issued under the Convention for temporary admission of the following goods (except those sent by postal traffic) into the HKSAR:
Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (Opens a new window) is the authorized issuing association of ATA Carnets in HKSAR.
When goods under the cover of an ATA Carnet are presented for Customs clearance at the control points, Customs officers will check the relevant goods details and endorse the related vouchers of the Carnet. Importers and exporters are also not required to lodge import or export declarations to the Commissioner of Customs and Excise in respect of these goods.
Goods covered by an ATA Carnet are not exempted from licence and permit control unless such are provided in relevant legislation. Importers or Exporters are still required to obtain relevant documents such as import or export licences or quota visas from the relevant authorities prior to importation or exportation where appropriate.