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Carnet Film Commission Directory Launched

August 27, 2012

Seventy-one international film commissions can boast something the other 125 can't: they accept ATA Carnets. The Tenerife Film Commission has understood the benefit of using a carnet for shooting films there for several years and recommend it to their clients.

CIB Says Good-Bye to Summer Interns

August 27, 2012

Natalie Brewer and Niko LevyThey came from Idaho and Illinois to CIB to learn, help and earn for college. But now we must say good-bye. Natalie Brewer is studying at Illinois State University to be an elementary school teacher. Niko Levy is a junior at the University of Idaho studying molecular biology. Natalie interned in the carnet issuing department and Niko helped out in IT.

CIB Helps Rescue Local Movie Theater

August 24, 2012

The historic Catlow Theater in Barringon, Illinois is threatened with “going digital or going dark.” Owners Tim O’Connor and Roberta Rapata put out an SOS on July 26th, 2012 reporting that, without $100,000 to upgrade their projection equipment, they would be out of business. To date, 1,142 backers have come to the rescue.

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.

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...

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 DEC 2011 Raffle Winners Are...

November 21, 2011


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