protocol to be respected is as following:
The shipment is made by an official shipping company: the shipper
prepares an ATA Carnet for the Customs formalities, with the list
of the works, their technical description, and their insurance
value, work per work. Photos are very appreciated by the Customs.
ATA Carnet follows the works and is given to the shipping company
agent when the plane is unloaded. The agent makes the Customs
formalities with this carnet, at the arrival of the works, and
when they leave the country. The
artist only has to prepare the list of his works with their insurance
values and photos of the works.
The artist travels with his works: the artist gives the very precise
list of the works with a technical description, the insurance
value piece per piece, the global insurance value, and photos.
The name, address, phones and mail of the artist will be indicated
on this list. The Customs Office stamps this list which is the
‘passport’ for the works. This
stamp is enough to authorize the leaving of the national territory
and the entrance in another country. This stamped list must be
declared when arriving in the concerned country. For
the return shipment this stamped list must be given to the Customs
works were sold during the exhibition, a declaration with the
bill has to be done to the Customs in order to make the presence
of the sold works in the country official and legal. Then a definitive
importation certificate of the works is established by the Customs
formality is made to prevent from artworks illicit traffic.