Workshop to promote ATA Carnet system in Qatar
The benefits of the ATA Carnet system and procedure for implementing it will be the topic of a three-day workshop in Qatar organized by the World Customs Organization (WCO) in cooperation with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) – through its World Chambers Federation (WCF). The workshop will take place on 20-22 May 2014 in Doha.
is among the top-10 priority target countries where businessmen from countries
already operating the system would like to use ATA Carnets. The workshop, targeted
at Qatar’s customs administration and the Qatar Chamber, aims to meet these
expectations. Customs and chambers from neighboring GCC Member States will also
be invited to attend.
Participants will benefit from practical and technical training designed to
help them understand the technical intricacies of how the ATA system operates and
the steps needed to finalize their affiliation to the ATA Chain.
Celebrating its 50th
anniversary in 2013 the ATA system is jointly managed by the World Customs
Organization, holder of the international conventions on the temporary
admission of goods, and the ICC World Chambers Federation, which administers
the international guarantee chain.
Over the last 50 years, the system has spread from a handful of Western
European countries to cover 74 countries on all continents. The latest of these
include Bahrain, which will start to accept and issue carnets from 1 June 2014.
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. Some examples
of note include: a prototype solar car, World Cup yachts, Giorgio Armani apparel,
McLaren Grand Prix cars, Munich Symphony Orchestra instruments, Australian
Olympic horses, Harley Davidson motorcycles and equipment for the Bolshoi
Ballet, Cirque du Soleil, BBC and CNN.
For more information
visit ATA Carnets