International Trade Law News /title <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en"> <meta name="verify-v1" content="6kFGcaEvnPNJ6heBYemQKQasNtyHRZrl1qGh38P0b6M=" /> <head> <title>International Trade Law News

« Home | BIS Settles Enforcement Action for Export to Party... » | Bush Administration Submits 2005 Trade Policy Agen... » | Titan Pleads Guilty to FCPA Violations and Will Pa... » | Census, BIS and DTSA Officials to Speak at Next NC... » | Steel Buying Firms Seek End to Import Duties » | This Week at the U.S. International Trade Commissi... » | Alabama Newspaper Criticizes OFAC's Decision to Mo... » | CBP Issues Bond Update » | Cuba's Alimport Issues Statement on OFAC's Cash In... » | Editorial Advocates Tougher Sanctions on Certain C... » 

March 03, 2005 

Use of ATA Carnets by U.S. Exporters Reaches Record High

The U.S. Council of International Business (USCIB), the organization that administers the ATA Carnet program in the U.S., has announced that the use of ATA Carnets by American companies hit an all-time high in 2004. ATA Carnets are internationally recognized customs documents that permit the temporary duty-free export of commercial samples, professional equipment and goods displayed at trade shows. The USCIB has reported that over 15,000 ATA Carnets were issued last year by USCIB and its two service providers, Roanoke Trade Services, Inc. and the Corporation for International Business. The number of ATA Carnets issued in 2004 represented a 5.4% increase over 2003, which was the fastest growth in more than five years.

Carnets are accepted in over 75 countries, and the global ATA Carnet system is overseen by the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the World Customs Organization. The acronym "ATA" is a combination of the French and English abbreviations for "temporary admission."

On December 20, 2004, USCIB instituted a number of new procedures for issuing Carnets and introduced a redesigned Carnet form, known as the A4 form, since it is the same size as European A4 paper. Carnets may be obtained from the USCIB via an online application.

Information on ATA Carnets, including the list of countries that accepts them and pricing information, can be found at the following link: www.merchandisepassport.org.


Editor

Subscribe

Subscribe to our confidential mailing list

Mobile Version

Search Trade Law News

International Trade and Compliance Jobs

Jobs from Indeed

Archives

Categories

Disclaimer

  • This Site is presented for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is formed when you use this Site. Do not consider the Site to be a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a qualified attorney. The information on this Site may be changed without notice and is not guaranteed to be complete, correct or up-to-date. While we try to revise this Site on a regular basis, it may not reflect the most current legal developments. The opinions expressed on this Site are the opinions of the individual author.
  • The content on this Site may be reproduced and/or distributed in whole or in part, provided that its source is indicated as "International Trade Law News, www.tradelawnews.com".
  • ©2003-2015. All rights reserved.

Translate This Site


Powered by Blogger