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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 DEC 2011 Raffle Winners Are...

November 21, 2011


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

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.

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.

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!

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.