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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.

An Orchestra Takes 20 Tons and a Carnet

August 22, 2011

One U.S. ATA Carnet and 175 pieces of cargo weighing almost twenty tons are accompanying the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) on its first European tour under Riccardo Muti's musical direction. It was touring that solidified the relationship between Muti and the CSO.

Sometimes a Carnet Opens a Door into Something Bigger - The Goodwin Project

August 9, 2011

There are times when we serve a carnet customer and find that their project is so unique and interesting that it deserves comment. So it is with The Goodwin Project, an Avocados and Coconuts production.

Carnets and Cabo

July 29, 2011

Temporary Exports to MexicoSince Mexico began accepting carnets on May 16th, CIB has received many inquiries about using a carnet in Cabo San Lucas.

Giant, Kinetic, Flaming Duck Flies to Moscow on Carnet

July 18, 2011

Duck flambé? Artist Bart Dorsa shipped a spectacular flaming kinetic duck sculpture to Russia recently and he used an ATA Carnet by Boomerang FreightSM Solutions to clear Russian customs. The duck had made its debut at Burning Man and then Dorsa decided to take it to Moscow to make a quacky political statement there.

75 Years of Sending U.S. Products Abroad

July 11, 2011

CIB is celebrating 3 generations and 75 years of sending American products, sports and art overseas. You can help us celebrate by voting for our contest entry in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's American Dream Photo Contest. Thanks!

Value of Exported Goods Using The Merchandise Passport Explodes to $2.85 Billion

July 6, 2011

During the first 6 months of 2011 goods valued at a record $2.85 billion were exported on the Merchandise Passport by Chicago-area small business, boomerang carnets®. Since companies use the Merchandise Passport to save money promoting sales overseas, increased use of the Merchandise Passport (a.k.a. ATA Carnet) predicts a future increase in exports. Read more...

New Advisory on Mexico Transit Operations

July 6, 2011

The Carnet Specialists have posted a new Advisory to clarify Mexican customs' limitations on transit operations.

Top 3 Questions for Carnet Users to Mexico

June 27, 2011

Carnet applicants travelling to Mexico under carnet will be asked three questions by a Carnet Specialists when they apply. Asking these questions and understanding the scope of the visit help ensure that carnet users to Mexico have a smooth and trouble-free trip to this new carnet destination:

Orchestra Conference Raffle Winner Annnounced

June 9, 2011

Congratulations to Amy Wagliardo, Director of Operations, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, for winning the Tiffany's raffle prize in Minneapolis this year. Amy's business card was pulled from the collection bowl on the final day of the exhibition at the League of American Orchestras annual conference. Enjoy the crystal paperweight as a momento of the experience in Minneapolis 2011.

Carnets "Play the World" Scholarships Awarded to Orchestras

May 26, 2011

The annual League of American Orchestras Conference is upon us and CIB is ready.  After a successful launch of our Carnets “Play the World” scholarships last year, CIB issued a press release well in advance of this year’s conference and immediately received phone calls and emails asking about the application process.

The recipients of this year’s scholarships are Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, The Knights, Philadelphia Sinfonia, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Youth Symphony and, Greenville County Youth Orchestras.

Kudos to 2011 E-Award Recipients

May 17, 2011

Kudos to the 27 firms receiving the President's 2011 Export Award, E-Award, for their contribution to U.S. exports. Special congratuations to the two carnet users on the list, Codonics and Rauland-Borg, for their significant impact on U.S. exports. We have reprinted the entire list in our News section.

Mexico Carnets Advisory Added

May 11, 2011

We have posted a new Advisory regarding carnets to Mexico and the details that are now available from Mexican customs and CANACO.