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Grow Your Business with Trade Shows in Mexico & ATA Carnets

Friday, January 26, 2024

Use Boomerang Carnets & Begin Expansion into New Markets

International Trade Shows and Expos are strategically targeted events designed to provide Exhibitors with ample opportunities to connect face-to-face with key decision makers in companies interested in your goods and services.  In-person trade events foster new connections making them incredibly valuable and 97% of executives say they generate great ROI.     

Boomerang carnets® recently joined forces with the U.S. Commercial Service to present “ATA Carnets and Tools for International Exhibitors,” a webinar on exhibiting at international trade events in Mexico using an ATA Carnet to clear exhibition booths, demo equipment and other materials through foreign customs.  ATA Carnet use for international trade show exhibiting can be an expedient and economical way to grow your business in international markets.  Its benefits can be utilized by SMEs, Individuals, and Corporations to equal advantage.

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 12 months.  The ATA Carnet is known as the Merchandise Passport for boomerang freight® and ideal for Commercial Samples, Professional Equipment, and Goods for Display at Trade Fairs and Exhibitions.  At the end of the period of validity, all the items listed on the carnet return to the U.S., thus the term boomerang freight.  

Please note that Mexican Customs allows ATA Carnets and their goods to remain in Mexico for up to 6 months.  An extension can be requested PRIOR to the expiration of the 6-month period.  The ATA Carnet can be key to jump-starting an export program.  Just Carnet It!

Mexico is already a destination for many sectors seeking to expand internationally:
Agribusiness, Automotive, Construction, Defense Equipment, Education/Training, Electricity, Energy, Environmental Technologies, Film/TV Production, FinTech, Healthcare, Information/Communications Technology (ICT), Medical Devices, Mining/Minerals, Oil/Gas, Packaging, Machinery, Plastics/Resins, Renewable Energy, Safety/Security, Transportation Infrastructure, Equipment/Services, and Travel/Tourism.

Put Your ATA Carnet to Work and Take Advantage of Upcoming Trade Shows: 

  • Automotive Meetings 2024  Feb 21-22, 2024.  Queretaro’s Congress Center, Queretaro, MX. Automotive Meetings Queretaro has established itself as the only international matchmaking event for the automotive industry in Mexico.  Participants connect OEMs and their Tier 1 & 2 suppliers through tailored face-to-face meetings.
  • Expo Electrica Internacional  June 4-6, 2024.  Centro Citibanamex, CDMX. 
    This Expo has been the best business platform for the electric industry in Latin America for over 20 years.  With over 500 exhibitors from all over the world, it features the entire distribution chain in the electric industry.
  • EXPOMAQ 2024  June 18-20, 2024.  Poliforum, Leon, MX.  
    Expomaq is an exciting exhibition that brings together the best and brightest minds in metalworking technology and manufacturing solutions.  It is an incredible platform for networking, learning and innovation.

Contact the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service, Monterrey, Mexico directly for more information. 

Call boomerang carnets

If you are thinking of expanding into new international markets by exhibiting in an international trade show, call boomerang carnets.  Every year, exhibitors face difficulties taking their demos, tools, and equipment to trade shows without an ATA Carnet.  Don’t get held up at Customs.  With an ATA Carnet you will avoid payment of import-duty and -tax at the border and easily be on time to your International Exhibition.  

Boomerang’s Carnet Specialists can answer any question you may have.  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 want to ship by cargo, Boomerang has freight forwarder partners who can deliver your carnet to you, as well as handle your freight. Ask about our Boomerang Freight® Solutions service when you call or email us.

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