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The Philippines to Commence ATA Carnet Operations

Friday, May 24, 2024

Grow with Trade Show Exhibiting in the Philippines, Call Boomerang Carnets

The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) recently disclosed that effective July 15, 2024, the Republic of the Philippines will commence accepting ATA Carnets.  This significant step was solidified during a pivotal session of the International Chamber of Commerce World Chambers Federation (WCF) General Council on November 21, 2023, where the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry was designated as the guaranteeing association for the Philippines.

Boomerang Carnets® Extends a Warm Welcome to the Republic of the Philippines’ Inclusion in the Carnet System!

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 Commercial Samples, Professional Equipment, and Goods for Display at Trade Fairs and Exhibitions.  At the end of the year, all the items listed on the Carnet return to the country of origin, thus the term boomerang freight.  

The Philippines Embarks on ATA Carnet Operations

The scope of ATA Carnet acceptance for the Philippines will include Commercial Samples, Professional Equipment, and Goods for Display at Exhibitions, Fairs, and Meetings.  Virtually every industry can benefit from the use of ATA Carnets and you likely can!

After doing market entry analysis you may want to advantage ATA Carnet use for international Trade Show exhibiting in the Philippines. You will clear your exhibit shipment through customs faster and without paying import-duty and -tax when you present an ATA Carnet at the time of importation.

Exhibitor Magazine lists as many as 23 Trade Fairs, Exhibitions, and Forums scheduled in the Philippines in the year ahead representing a wide range of sectors and businesses including Automotive, Building and Construction, Electronics, Fitness, Food and Beverage, Livestock, Manufacturing and Processing, Maritime, Medical, Oil and Gas, Security and Safety, Solar Energy, Travel and Leisure, Water.

Do you see an opportunity to expand your business?

Call us with your plans and we’ll guide you through the many benefits of ATA Carnet use! 

Boomerang’s Carnet Specialists offer 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 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.   

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