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U.A.E. Joins ATA Carnet System, Mexico Advances Toward Carnets, CIB Office to Open on Weekends

U.A.E. Joins Worldwide Network for Duty-Free Imports

The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) has confirmed that it expects to start accepting and issuing ATA Carnets early this year, making the federation the 69th country to join the worldwide system for duty-free, tax-free temporary imports, according to the United States Council for International Business, which administers and guarantees Carnets in the United States.

Advances Made Towards ATA Implementation in Mexico

Following years of suspense, the Mexican Customs administration (SAT – Servicio de Administracion Tributaria) has appointed CANACO (the Mexico City Chamber of Commerce) as the national guaranteeing and issuing organization for ATA Carnets in Mexico.

CIB Opens Service Center on Weekends

Effective January 15th, 2011 the boomerang carnets® Barrington, IL service center is open on Saturdays. Boomerang carnets® has always provided complete weekend and after-hours telephone support for ATA Carnet exporters however the Saturday enhanced service marks the first time personnel has been hired to staff the service center on weekends. Weekend service will include ATA Carnet application processing, carnet issuing and carnet pre-validation services.

U.S. ATA Carnet Executive Elected Deputy Chair

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) announced that Cynthia Duncan, Senior Vice President of Carnet Operations at the United States Council for International Business has been elected deputy chair of the World ATA Carnet Council (WATAC). WATAC oversees the worldwide operations of the ATA Carnet chain.  Ms. Duncan will support the WATAC's chairman, Peter Bishop deputy chief executive of the London Chamber of Commerce, in coordinating the activities of the council and its administrative committee.

Ms. Duncan's election to Deputy Chair is the first time both an American and a woman have been elected to the position. Her election reflects the increasing influence of U.S. carnet operations on the typically European centered organization.

New Website Soon to Launch

Look for a sharper, easier-to-navigate CIB website coming in February. Your carnet application and processing will not change. However, carnet alerts and delivery announcements will be easier to access. There will also be a brand new ATA Carnet blog with helpful tips and advice about using the ATA Carnet.

Mar 31, 2011