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          7 reasons why states should implement the ATA Carnet system

          • Paris, 05 August 2014

          Jointly administered by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and ICC World Chambers Federation (WCF), ATA Carnets are also an indispensable document for states. So why should countries implement the ATA Carnet system?

          1) Take full advantage of the global economy…

          Take full advantage of the global economy

          Known as the ‘passport for goods’, ATA Carnets are genuine trade facilitation tools. They allow the duty-free and tax-free temporary import and export of goods.

          2) …With a system that has international credibility

          With a system that has international credibility

          The ATA system is governed by international conventions that define how Carnets are issued and guaranteed. This means they have worldwide credibility.

          3) The ATA international guarantee chain provides reciprocal guarantees

          The ATA international guarantee chain provides reciprocal guarantees

          These guarantees assure customs administrations the payment of duties and taxes incurred in cases when goods covered by Carnets are not re-exported.

          4) A safe and secure administration…

          A safe and secure administration…

          Carnets are issued safely and securely by chambers of commerce and similar business organizations affiliated to the ICC, WCF ATA international guarantee chain.

          5) …And a single guaranteeing organization

          And a single guaranteeing organization

          Each country in the ATA chain has a single guaranteeing organization. This organization, which is approved by the national customs authorities and ICC World Chambers Federation, oversees the smooth operation of the ATA system locally and globally.

          6) What’s more, they are globally accepted

          What’s more, they are globally accepted

          Today, ATA Carnets are issued and accepted in 74 countries, with many more expected to join in the future.

          7) Facilitate global trade and cooperation with the private sector

          The ATA Carnet system is a perfect illustration of how close cooperation between business and customs can facilitate international trade.

          Additional information

          Want to learn more? Visit PassportForGoods.com or contact the ATA Secretariat: wcf-ata@iccwbo.org

          Read 7 reasons why ATA Carnets are the best way for companies to facilitate international trade.

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