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ATA Carnets to China with Boomerang’s Custom Customer Service

Monday, January 17, 2022

From Carnet-Customized Airport Maps to Making Carnets Easy Videos

The United States’ trade partnership with The People’s Republic of China accounts for business worth billions of dollars annually.  Top U.S. goods exports to China include nonmonetary gold, civilian aircraft, industrial machines, autos, gem diamonds, and pharmaceuticals.  According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative, U.S. goods exports to China in 2020 were $124.5 billion while U.S. exports of services to China were an estimated $40.4 billion in 2020.

As one of the 87+ carnet countries and territories China offers a wide range of opportunities for American companies to grow their businesses.  You can grow your business by expanding into China using an ATA Carnet to temporarily enter goods import-duty and -tax free for sales appointments, exhibitions, demonstrations, or to fulfill a contract requiring use of your equipment and services.  For the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, Boomerang issued ATA Carnets to athletic teams, vendors, and broadcast media outlets.

The ATA Carnet is an internationally accepted customs document for temporarily exported merchandise, goods, or professional equipment and allows cross border movement of goods import-duty and -tax free into any of the 87+ carnet countries and territories for up to a year.  Also known as the Merchandise Passport, ATA Carnets are used for media and sports equipment, autos, manufacturing machinery, technology goods, photographic gear, drones, engineering and scientific equipment, jewelry, apparel, equipment, and gear for performance tours, and more.  The ATA Carnets’ benefits include significant savings on import-duty and -taxes with built-in ease clearing Customs.

At Boomerang, we make traveling with temporarily exported goods, gear, and equipment simpler with destination specific information and resources you will need.  We understand what you want to know to make your trip as hassle free as possible.  

On our website you will find:      

  • Carnet-Customized Airport Maps:  Airport Maps for Carnets | ATA Carnet - know your way around and know where the Customs Office is at the airports.  Includes maps for Beijing Capital Airport, Hong Kong International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport for both Terminals 1 and 2.      
  • Translation Guides: Translation Guides | ATA Carnet – provide essential questions to navigate your way in another country in different languages.  You can prompt any translation app on your phone with these essential questions.  There are guides for “Chinese Simplified” typically used in The People’s Republic of China and “Chinese Traditional” typically used in Hong Kong and Taiwan. 
  • Duties and VAT/GSTDuties and VAT/GST | ATA Carnet – a list of VAT and Duty rates for countries including The People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. 
  • International Film Commission Carnet Directory: International Film Commission Carnet Directory | ATA Carnet with links to the many Film Commission offices in 30+ countries including the Hong Kong Film Services Office.    
  • Advisories: Advisories | ATA Carnet to keep you up to date on any information to specific countries.  
  • Carnet Countries:  Our ATA Carnet countries page provides carnet related information about China. It also may spark an idea to expand where you have never thought of before. 

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. 

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