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2012 Orchestra Scholarships Announced

June 1, 2012

Moira Wilson, coordinator of CIB's scholarship and sponsorship programs, has announced the recipients of the 2012 Carnets "Play the World" scholarships. Three orchestras have been selected to receive the scholarship funds to cover the cost of attendance at the 2012 League of American Orchestras annual conference.

Worldwide Carnet User Group Growing Quickly

May 31, 2012

The newly-formed LinkedIn user group, ATA Carnet User & Discussion Group, is taking off. It started slowly two months ago and now is increasing its Users by 20% a week.

Airports Need to Wake Up

May 17, 2012

Airports are not designed for the ATA Carnet user. And that bothers us. So when asked by the editor of EXEC magazine what our airport wishlist is, we asked for signage and more.

Care & Feeding of Live Horses on Carnets

May 4, 2012

New rules for listing and valuing live horses on ATA Carnets have been issued. Live horses listed on carnets have long been a concern for certain foreign customs services due to the concentration of training facilities and large number of temporarily imported horses in those countries such as Germany and the Netherlands. Boomerang carnets® has published an Advisory to alert carnet applicants to the new rules. Read more...

Join the Carnet User and Discussion Group

April 10, 2012

We invite foreign and US carnet users and future users to join the ATA Carnet User & Discussion Group on LinkedIn. Carnet users share many experiences when using the carnet and this forum is an opportunity to learn from other users. Once you are logged in to LinkedIn, search Groups for the ATA Carnet User & Discussion Group to request to join.

Poll: Why go Abroad?

April 10, 2012

Artistic excellence? US Ambassador-at-large? Community service? Cultural mission? You decide. What is the role of international orchestra tours?

Customs Streamlines ATA Carnet Validation

March 16, 2012

A CBP Muster Topic issued in October 2011 (Office of Field Operations) improves a tricky process that U.S. ATA Carnet users and customs officers have wrestled with for years. It is now permitted to have a carnet validated at any port of exit as long as the goods will be out of the user's control after departing from that port.

Team USA: Ready, Set, Go to the London Summer Olympics

January 31, 2012

2012 London Olympics and CarnetsU.S. teams preparing for the 2012 Summer Olympics can minimize travel stress and shipping hassles by planning ahead to use an ATA Carnet (The Merchandise Passport) to clear customs in the U.K. Being prepared with the right temporary import documentation can prevent avoidable problems:

"ATA Carnet" Makes's Top 50 List

January 6, 2012

Happy New Year and Best Wishes for a Prosperous and Successful 2012!

And the Gateway CA Raffle Winner is...

November 21, 2011

Congratulations to Jeffrey Slusarz, Contingency Planner, US Coast Guard, Alameda, CA on winning a Digital Camcorder. Thanks to all who stopped by our booth and participated in the raffle. Our second year exhibiting at Gateway CA was an educational experience and we met many like-minded, pro-active business people. Executive Luncheon Keynote Speaker Dr.

And the DEC 2011 Raffle Winners Are...

November 21, 2011


Congratulations to the 10 winners of $10.00 Starbucks gift cards:

Mexican Carnet Authorities Issue Warning

November 8, 2011

Mexican carnet authority, CANACO, has issued an official warning that carnet users trying to enter Mexico with a carnet that has not been registered in advance will be denied entry. As previously reported by CIB, carnets entering Mexico need to be registered, at least several days, in advance of arriving in Mexico.

Carnets Now Accepted in Cabo San Lucas Mexico

October 14, 2011

Effective immediately, an additional customs district has been added to the Mexican ports accepting ATA Carnets. That district includes the airports at Cabo San Lucas and Santa Rosalia.

U.A.E. Update - Abu Dhabi

October 6, 2011

Abu Dhabi will begin accepting ATA Carnets for the temporary admission of goods effective October 1st, 2011. Goods traveling on ATA Carnets for trade shows and fairs or similar events will be able to enter this emirate through the Abu Dhabi International Airport and the seaport of Zayed, according to the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which administers and guarantees Carnets in the United States. 

And the AIAG Town Hall Raffle Winner is...

October 5, 2011

Congratulations to Jim Phillips, Senior Customs Manager of General Motors on winning a global-themed silver Tiffany key ring. Thanks to all who stopped by our booth and participated in the raffle.

Carnets for Dubai Airshow 2011

September 22, 2011

Carnet specialists are prepared to provide "virtual carnet concierge services" for exhibitors to the Dubai Airshow in November. Carnet applicants that are using a carnet to the U.A.E. for the first time are encouraged to contact a boomerang carnets® Carnet Specialist as soon as possible to ensure a smooth entry process into the U.A.E using a carnet: Boomerang carnets® Carnet HelpLine® (800)ATA-2900 / (800)282-2900.

Meet Us in TX, CA and NV

August 30, 2011

Let's meet face-to-face in Dallas, San Francisco or Las Vegas where CIB will be supporting events for exporting, international trade and minority business. And of course our doors are always open in beautiful, downtown Barrington, IL!

And the CAHCC Raffle Winners Are...

August 24, 2011

Congratulations to Julio Baisa, Executive Director of Camara de Comercios and Anamiria Madrigal, Small Business CDLP/Group Benefits Specialist of Madrigal and Associates on each winning a global-themed porcelain Tiffany coffee mug. Thanks to all who stopped by our booth and participated in the raffle.