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World Jump Rope Sport Carnet with Boomerang

Monday, March 29, 2021

Sports in the U.K. and U.S. are BIG users of ATA Carnets.  For professional, semi-pro, and students, ATA Carnets play a vital part in international sports competitions by streamlining customs clearance for sports equipment & gear and provide significant savings on duty and taxes.  Boomerang carnets® has assisted Team USA Bobsled & Skeleton with their carnets, whom we also sponsor, and provided carnets for the Canadian American sled dog teams racing La Grande Odyssée in the challenging terrain of the French Alps.  The last thing teams and sports organizations need are delays at customs added to the pressures they face in competition or when organizing an international meet.  The World Jump Rope Federation (WJRF) came to Boomerang as part of planning their World Jump Rope Championship and Camp in Oslo, Norway. 

The ATA Carnet is an internationally accepted customs document for temporarily exported merchandise, goods, or professional equipment.  It allows cross border movement of 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” or “Passport for Goods”.  It can serve as the Certificate of Registration (CBP 4455) allowing goods re-entry into the U.S. duty free.  WJRF shipped goods via cargo to Norway consisting of yard signs, country flags, scales, cables, adapters, radios, power strips, printers, banners, and office equipment.  All essential items required for running a smooth and successful competition.

Jump Rope Teams from 28 countries converged to compete for 10 days in many and various categories of the sport: Triple Unders, Single Rope, Single Rope Pairs Double-Unders, Freestyle, and Double-Dutch, to name a few.  Age groups of competitors ranged from “under 10” to “over 30” with every age class in between closely grouped.  Speed heats were conducted within peer groups in quick succession where each jump rope skipper was assigned a judge and speeds were measured and posted instantly on large screens.  Aside from country team names like Russia, China, Team Japan, there were also spirited team names like ProForm Airborne, Kangaroo Kids, Jazzy Jumpers, and the Tsunami Skippers.  

Since the competition, WJRF merged with Fédération Internationale de Saut à la Corde to form the International Jump Rope Union (IJRU).  The merger brings them a step closer to having Jump Rope recognized as an official Olympic sport.  According to the IJRU merger statement: “Our goal is to merge both organizations to create a new International Federation that will be recognized by the Global Association of International Sports Federations.  This recognition will place our sport firmly in line with the Olympic movement and best practices of sport.”

 Clear Customs with Carnets
  to compete

The WJRF saved a little over $2K in duty and taxes for the event in Norway by using an ATA Carnet.  There is no denying the excitement of watching the dexterity of competitive jump rope teams.  It will be equally exciting to see future growth of the sport.  If you are thinking of competing internationally, whether you are headed to the next Olympics or crossing international borders to compete with your race car, golf clubs, horse, bobsled, skis, or other sports gear—we can help.  If you are a business or organization seeking growth—you could benefit from the use of an ATA Carnet.  

Boomerang’s Carnet Specialists and Customer Service and Sales Reps 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 by cargo, Boomerang has freight forwarder partners who can deliver your carnet, as well as handle your freight. 

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