EU touring update: musicians with portable musical instruments exempt from ATA carnet

22 Feb 2021

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DCMS Minister Caroline Dinenage MP has confirmed that musicians travelling into and around the EU with portable musical instruments are not required to obtain a Carnet; an international Customs document which allows the temporary importation of commercial samples, professional equipment or goods going to either a trade fair or exhibition to countries which are part of the ATA Carnet system.

Speaking at a DCMS Select Committee session on touring in the EU post-Brexit, Minister Dinenage confirmed that a simple ‘oral declaration’ could be made by musicians who are travelling with portable musical instruments and that a costly ATA Carnet would not be required.

Musicians transporting instruments and equipment by car, van or truck would require a Carnet, however, and the MU has secured discounts with two Carnet providers.

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