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ATA Carnet, The Jeweler’s Passport for International Trade Shows

Friday, February 24, 2023

GemGenève May 11-14

Jewelers the world over are looking forward to GemGenève, the gem and jewelry trade show being held in Switzerland May 11-14.  It is one of the highlights among the forty-eight international jewelry trade exhibitions already scheduled throughout the world in 2023.  Preparation for a show of this magnitude and quality requires time to formulate and exact.  If you are planning to be an Exhibitor in GemGenève or any of the jewelry trade shows this year, boomerang carnets® can issue your Jeweler’s Passport, otherwise known as the ATA Carnet, whenever you need it.  Boomerang has 36 years of experience servicing the jewelry industry and we know the standard of service, pricing, and security that jewelers demand.

The ATA Carnet is an internationally accepted customs document for temporarily exported merchandise or goods.  It allows cross border movement of those goods import-duty and -tax free into 87+ carnet countries and territories for up to a year.  The ATA Carnet is known as the Merchandise Passport for boomerang freight® and ideal for jewelers traveling abroad with merchandise that will return to the country of origin.  Without it, duties and taxes must be paid to foreign customs or cash must be posted to secure a Temporary Importation Bond (TIB) in each country.  That can add up, especially when you are traveling to more than one country with your goods.  Unlike a TIB, the ATA Carnet provides the added security of two, or more, customs services (foreign and domestic) approving the cross-border movement of goods in advance.

Benefits of The Jeweler’s Passport / The ATA Carnet:

  • Potential customers can see firsthand the quality of your merchandise.
  • Attending or exhibiting at one of the many international jewelry shows is affordable.
  • ATA Carnets are good for up to a year enabling you to expand your exhibition itinerary to more than one destination with your samples.

Boomerang also provides Competitive Carnet Bond Rates.

Obtaining a competitively priced carnet bond is part of the service at Boomerang. 
Representing worldwide insurance organization Lloyd’s of London, Boomerang has received permission from its underwriters for special pricing for jewelers that qualify.

Security - Cyber security protections are top priority!

At Boomerang, we understand how crucial it is to protect your sensitive information.  We are committed to keeping the application process secure and easy.  Our IT professionals designed and developed our online application with security as a top priority.  The application utilizes the most robust encryption, in which plain data (e.g., a password, an e-mail message) is converted into a series of nonsensical characters derived from a mathematical formula.  Our emails are all transferred through secure channels also using encryption.  Over the years, thousands of carnet applications have arrived at Boomerang without a single breach of security. 

We are General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant.  GDPR, implemented in May 2018, is a regulation in European Union law on data protection and privacy in the European Union and the European Economic Area.  It also addresses the transfer of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas.  None of the customer sensitive data is stored in our systems.

Boomerang carnets has the experience and safeguards in place to protect your information, itinerary, and list of items in your traveling cache.  Your savings, security, and satisfaction are our top considerations.  You can proceed with confidence knowing that any information you provide is safe, secure, and protected with appropriate defenses from cyberattack and breach.  We also provide Advisories specific to Jewelers for any given country where applicable.   

Boomerang’s Carnet Specialists provide expert customer service.  We are here to assist you 24/7, just call the Carnet HelpLine® 1-800-ATA-2900 |1-800-282-2900 or email us.  Also, if you decide to ship your equipment, goods, or merchandise as cargo, instead of hand-carry or accompanying baggage, Boomerang has freight forwarder partners who can deliver your carnet, as well as handle your freight.  Ask about our Boomerang Freight Solutions® when you call or email us.   

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