GTC Carnet Service

The GTC is a member of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry and would like to remind all members that carnets are available at a discount. If you require advice or access to the service please contact the Documentation section of Birmingham Chamber direct. They are experts in this field and their contact details are below.

A GTC member said of this service: "I have used the Birmingham Chamber many times, and also previously the one at Heathrow. The Birmingham Chamber is more efficient, informed and friendly.The service was knowledgeable, friendly, and swift. A refreshing change from the alternatives."

Normally the service currently costs £261 + VAT

GTC members will be charged £179 + VAT

The Carnet is a legal document and in addition to the administration fee the Chamber requires an Indemnity Guarantee as is the normal procedure with ATA Carnets. This can be covered in three ways:

a) through the Chamber with Norwich Union, premium dependant on value of goods to be exported and destination – this premium is non-refundable

b) bank guarantee using form supplied by the Chamber

c) cash deposit (cheque)

b) and c) are refundable.

The Chamber has a specialist documentation department and in case of difficulty can assist with local customs. The carnet user is advised to contact the Chamber as soon as possible if problems arise during use of the carnet. Normally, carnets are completed on-line and can be available in under 24 hours; documents can be sent special delivery anywhere in the UK.

For more information and forms, contact:

Jonathan Crosbie, Export Documentation Department on: 
Tel:  +44 (0)121 454 6171
Direct Line: +44 (0)121 607 1785

Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry
75 Harborne Road
B15 3DH


To take advantage of the service you must be an individual fully paid up UK member of the GTC and quote your GTC membership number.

Any carnet is an undertaking between the Chamber of Commerce and the individual member. Whilst the GTC would like feedback concerning this service, the Guild of Television Camera Professionals is not responsible for any disagreement generated by the application for or use of the carnet, howsoever caused.

The Council Member responsible for looking after our affiliation with the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce over carnets is Max Hodgetts. If you would like to know more contact Max. 


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