New Countries due on ATA Carnet Scheme

Posted on: 04/09/2013

Bahrain prepares to implement ATA Carnet System: Bahrain ratified the International Convention on the temporary admission of goods – the so-called Istanbul Convention – in May 2012 and is now taking steps to implement the ATA Carnet System into its standard customs procedures.  Training is taking place in Bahrain but it is expected that Carnets will be accept for certain temporary movements from 2014.

Indonesia aims to announce ratification of the Convention on the temporary admission of goods at the World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference, being held in Bali in December 2013, as well as to implement the ATA Carnet System for the temporary duty and tax-free import and export of goods in Indonesia in early 2014.

Brazil made a major advance toward implementation of the ATA Carnet system in August 2013 by seeking proposals for a NGA (National Guaranteeing Association) for the Brazilian ATA Carnet system which should be selected by February 2014

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The ATA Carnet System – celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013 – is jointly administered by the World Customs Organization, holding the international conventions on the temporary admission of goods, and the ICC World Chambers Federation (WCF), acting as the administrator of the ATA International Guarantee Chain. This chain comprises the chambers of commerce and other similar business organizations appointed in their respective countries to guarantee and issue Carnets. Today, more than 175,000 ATA Carnets are issued yearly for thousands of customs transactions worth over US$ 25 billion. Goods covered include professional equipment, commercial samples and material for trade fairs and exhibitions.

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The ATA Carnet System

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