Shiles to Promote Trade Services at World Chambers Congress

This year’s World Chamber Congress is taking place in Sydney, Australia

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) kicks off the tenth installment of its biennial World Chambers Congress this week in Sydney, Australia, which will bring over 1,200 delegates from across the globe to discuss challenges impacting the business and chamber communities and to exchange knowledge and expertise while promoting result-oriented innovation. In an ever-changing business climate, the Congress, with its high level speakers, addresses and examines today’s most significant global issues.

Among them will be USCIB’s Senior Vice President for ATA Carnet and Trade Services Andy Shiles who will be attending ATA Carnet global management meetings in Sydney. Stay tuned for next week’s e-newsletter for a report from the field!

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian will officially opened the World Chambers Congress. While the Congress is taking place in Australia during the United Nations General Assembly in New York, ICC First Vice-Chair and Corrs Chambers Westgarth Partner and CEO John W.H. Denton acknowledged the important discussions taking place in New York and called on business and chamber leaders to show support for the UN Sustainable Development Goals and help ensure that businesses worldwide are doing all they can —in their daily operations and investments—to drive their implementation.

The #10WCC is jointly organized by the Sydney Business Chamber, a division of NSW Business Chamber and the ICC.

ATA Carnets Paper Processing Moves Into the 21st Century

The World Customs Organization (WCO) has endorsed the launching of a pilot in 2018 of a digital ATA Carnet process! The eCarnet working group of the International Chamber of Commerce/World Chambers Federation (ICC/WCF) provided an update on the electronic Carnet (eCarnet) developments to the WCO’s eATA Carnet Working Group.

The group met at WCO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on June 30.  The ICC/WCF advised it is moving, on schedule, into phase three of creating a digitized ATA Carnet system.  There will be a pilot project launched in 2018 to test the system and processes for an eCarnet.

ICC/WCF showcased its recently developed Mercury system, a centralized database system of key ATA Carnet data.  A digitized ATA Carnet will facilitate transactions, increase data security, reduce exceptions and improve administration.  Customs, Carnet holders, service providers and national guaranteeing associations, such as USCIB, will be more productive with a modernized export/import process for items moving under an ATA Carnet. More than 15 nations and the European Union expressed their support and welcomed this initiative.  Some countries displayed an eagerness to join the pilot project.

USCIB’s Andy Shiles attends the WCO meetings in Brussels, Belgium

Andrew Shiles, USCIB’s new senior vice president of ATA Carnets and Trade Services, attended the WCO meeting and emphasized the large scale of business opportunities that ATA Carnets can provide for both small and large American enterprises. “It is exciting to be involved in such a dynamic time in the ATA Carnet industry,” said Shiles, adding that “We are truly making history by moving the ATA Carnet processes into the 21st century.  This means that billions of dollars worth of goods will move through efficient eATA Carnet processes resulting in jobs being created.”

The ATA Carnets are used by thousands of exporters around the world to get goods through customs quickly and easily. While the ATA Carnet is currently in force in 77 countries, Shiles is striving to see an expansion of even more countries.

ATA Carnets are internationally recognized customs documents that permit temporary duty-free, tax-free entry of qualified goods for up to one year. They are used widely to facilitate entry of goods for trade shows, product samples and professional equipment. “Astute business people utilize the unique tool of an ATA Carnet to promote their goods internationally where they can generate incremental sales, reduce handling costs and protect a company’s cash flow when it comes to international transportation,” noted Shiles.  “In fact, a company dealing with international sales may be missing out on a great opportunity if they if they are not using carnets,” he warned.

USCIB manages and guarantees the ATA Carnet system in the United States, with responsibility for issuing ATA Carnets falling to two outside service providers, Roanoke Trade and the Corporation for International Business. ATA Carnets are accepted in 77 countries and territories, while the global ATA systems are overseen by the WCO and the ICC. USCIB serves as ICC’s U.S. national guaranteeing association. For more information on ATA Carnets and the benefits they can provide for your business, please visit USCIB’s website.

Shiles Joins USCIB as Head of ATA Carnet and Trade Services

Andrew Shiles

New York, N.Y., May 16, 2017 – Former FedEx executive and cargo industry veteran Andrew Shiles has joined the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) to lead the association’s dynamic portfolio of trade services, including the “merchandise passports” used by thousands of exporters around the world to get goods through customs quickly and easily.

As senior vice president of ATA Carnet and trade services, Shiles will work to expand U.S. trade interests through promotion of the ATA Carnet program. ATA Carnets are internationally recognized customs documents that permit temporary duty-free, tax-free entry of qualified goods for up to one year. They are used widely to facilitate entry of goods for trade shows, product samples and professional equipment.

“Andy Shiles brings extensive experience to this position,” said USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson. “He has in-depth knowledge of trade and customs affairs, including ATA Carnet, and relationships with clients ranging from multinational corporations to SMEs to freight forwarders. In addition, Andy has strong connections with U.S. Customs, and has engaged in a number of important industry trade associations.”

USCIB manages and guarantees the ATA Carnet system in the United States, with responsibility for issuing ATA Carnets falling to two outside service providers, Roanoke Trade and the Corporation for International Business. ATA Carnets are accepted in 84 countries and territories, while the global ATA systems is overseen by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). USCIB serves as ICC’s American national committee.

Shiles comes to USCIB following more than 30 years at FedEx Express, the world’s largest air express cargo company, most recently as global regulatory compliance manager, where he served on USCIB’s Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee. His leadership experience in global supply-chain management includes participation in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Simplified Entry Working Group, which redesigned and implemented the current entry-clearance process into the United States.

Shiles also has extensive experience working with multiple government agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Product Safety Commission. A self-professed “Yankee with a Southern accent,” Shiles was born in Manhattan and raised in the Southwest and in Tennessee, where he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis. He is a member of the International Compliance Professionals Association and the American Association of Exporters and Importers.

Find out more about the services offered by USCIB to facilitate cross-border trade and investment at www.uscib.org.

Contact:
Jonathan Huneke, VP communications, USCIB
+1 212.703.5043 or jhuneke@uscib.org

About USCIB:
USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. With a unique global network encompassing leading international business organizations, including ICC, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment.

Kazakhstan to Begin Accepting “Merchandise Passports”

Baiterek TowerNew York, N.Y., March 21, 2017 – Kazakhstan is set to become the 77th member country to accept ATA Carnets for the temporary, duty-free importation of various types of goods, beginning April 1, according to the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which administers the ATA system in the United States.

Known as “merchandise passports,” ATA Carnets are international customs documents that allow for the temporary importation of various types of goods, duty-free and tax-free, for up to one year. In most ATA member countries and territories, including Kazakhstan after April 1, Carnets cover import of professional equipment, commercial samples and items for display at exhibitions and fairs. The worldwide ATA Carnet system is overseen by the World Customs Organization and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), for which USCIB serves as the American national committee.

“The implementation of the ATA system demonstrates Kazakhstan’s commitment to promoting economic growth and trade facilitation,” stated USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson. “Use of Carnets will make it easier for American and other foreign companies to do business with the country, while enabling Kazakhstan businesses easier access to the U.S. and global markets.”

The Republic of Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world by area and is the world´s largest landlocked nation. ATA membership by the country – long regarded as a priority for other countries in the system – will significantly facilitate trade relations between Kazakhstan businesses and their foreign partners. The Chamber of International Commerce of Kazakhstan has been designated as the official guaranteeing organization for ATA Carnets in the country.

Prior to Kazakhstan, Brazil and Indonesia were the two most recent countries to join the global ATA Carnet system. More than 180,000 Carnets are issued every year worldwide, for goods with a total value of over US$21 billion. The United States is the third-largest user of ATA Carnets, following Germany and Switzerland. The Republic of Georgia is expected to join the ATA system in the near future.

Find out more about the services offered by USCIB to facilitate cross-border trade and investment at www.uscib.org.

Contact:
Jonathan Huneke, VP communications, USCIB
+1 212.703.5043 or jhuneke@uscib.org

About USCIB:

USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. With a unique global network encompassing leading international business organizations, including ICC, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment.

Kazakhstan

 

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Kazakhstan (KZ)

Accepts ATA Carnets for:

  • Commercial Samples
  • Exhibitions and Fairs
  • Professional Equipment

Visit KAZAKHSTAN Customs at: https://www.export.gov/article?id=Kazakhstan-customs-regulations

Chamber of International Commerce of Kazakhstan

010000 19, KabanbayBatyr av.,
Block C, 2nd floor, Astana city
Republic of Kazakhstan

Tel:  +7 7172 27 96 16 / 27 90 54 / 27 90 55 / 27 88 48

E-mail:

WWW Site: http://palata.kz/en/departments/46

Special Considerations

Kazakhstan is, not counting the Caspian Sea, a landlocked country surrounded by several non-ATA Carnet countries and/or neighbors with limitations in the scope of application, for example, non-acceptance of transit. This makes Kazakhstan from certain directions only accessible by air. It is therefore advisable to carefully check the applicant’s itinerary.

Trade Shows

No Trade Shows on record.

Faroe Islands

 

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FAROE ISLANDS (FO)

Accepts ATA Carnets for:

  • Commercial Samples
  • Exhibitions and Fairs
  • Professional Equipment

Visit FAROE ISLANDS Customs at:
http://www.skat.dk/SKAT.aspx?oID=213873&vID=0

Danish Chamber of Commerce

Borsen
Slotsholmsgade 1-3
DK-1217 Copenhagen K
Denmark

Tel: + 45 33 74 60 00
Fax: + 45 33 74 60 80

E-mail: jjj@danskerhverv.dk
WWW Site: http://www.danskerhverv.dk

Special Considerations

We are unaware of any specific requirements for Carnet use in Denmark.

More Than 20,000 ATA Carnets for Temporary Exports Issued in United States in 2016

ATA-Carnet-LogoNew York, N.Y., January 10, 2017 – To date, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has only flirted with the elusive 20,000-point milestone. But another economic indicator – one that tends to forecast trends in U.S. exports – recently blew past the 20K mark and shows signs of continued growth. American companies and business executives used more than 20,000 ATA Carnets for the temporary export of various types of goods in 2016, according to the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which administers and guarantees ATA Carnets in the United States.

The ATA Carnet, also known as the “merchandise passport,” is an international customs document honored by customs authorities in some 75 countries, which helps companies expedite temporary duty-free and tax-free import of goods for professional equipment, commercial samples and items for display at exhibitions and fairs. The worldwide ATA Carnet system is overseen by the World Customs Organization and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), for which USCIB serves as the American national committee.

“The 20,000 mark has been a longstanding goal for the ATA Carnet service,” said USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson. “It was achieved following two very impressive growth years spearheaded by our Service Providers, Roanoke Trade and Boomerang Carnets. We believe that this milestone is a positive sign for continued growth in U.S. exports, since ATA Carnet usage by American firms often presages increased sales overseas.”

The ATA Carnet system has expanded in recent years, with Brazil joining last June as the country got set to host the Summer Olympics. Robinson said there are hopes that additional countries in Latin America will soon participate. Mexico and Chile have honored ATA Carnets for several years. USCIB plays an active role in the worldwide administration of the global system by virtue of its role as the U.S. affiliate of ICC. The United States is the third-largest user of ATA Carnets, following Germany and Switzerland.

Find out more about the services offered by USCIB to facilitate cross-border trade and investment at www.uscib.org.

Contact:
Jonathan Huneke, VP communications, USCIB
Tel: +1 212.703.5043, click here to e-mail

About USCIB:
USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. With a unique global network encompassing leading international business organizations, including ICC, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment.

Value Added Tax Rates (VAT) By Country

Countries A - HCountries I - NCountries P - W

ALBANIA

ICELAND

PAKISTAN

· Duties 0-15%· Duties 0-30% (avg. 3.6%)· GST 17%
· VAT 20%· VAT 7.5%, 25.5%· Duties 0-30%
· Excise tax 7-40% (vehicles)

ALGERIA

INDIA

POLAND

· VAT 7, 17%· VAT 13.5%· Duties 0-15% (avg. 4.2%)
· Duties 3-40%· Duties 0-40%· VAT 7, 23%
· TSA 1 (Luxuries) 20-110%· Excise Taxes 8-24%
· Educational CESS: 3%

ANDORRA

INDONESIA

PORTUGAL

· Duties 1-7% (avg. 3.6%)· Duties 0-40% (avg. 10.89%)· Duties 0-15% (avg. 4.2%)
· VAT 4.5%· VAT 0-15% (10% standard)· VAT 23%
· GST 10-50% (on luxury goods)

ARUBA

IRELAND

PUERTO RICO (USA)

· Duties 0-12% (avg. 3%)· Duties 5-20% (avg. 3.5%)· Import Tax 0-7% (under review)
· VAT 23%

AUSTRALIA

ISLE OF MAN (United Kingdom)

REUNION ISLAND (France)

· Duties 0-17.5%· VAT 5, 20%· VAT 2.1, 8.5%
· GST 2 10%· Duties 5-15%· Duties may apply

AUSTRIA

ISRAEL

ROMANIA

· Duties 3.5-15% (avg. 3.5%)· Purchase Tax 5-90%· Duties 0-30% (avg. 11.7%)
· VAT 20%· Duties 0.8-80%· VAT 24%
· VAT 18%
· Linkage charge (CPI variance)

AZORES (Portugal)

ITALY

RUSSIA

· VAT 13%· Duties 5-20% (avg. 3.5%)· Duties 5-20% (avg. 14%)
· Import duties may apply· VAT 22%· VAT 18%,10%
· Excise Tax 20-570%

BALEARIC ISLANDS (See Spain)

JAPAN

SENEGAL

· Consumption Tax 5%· Customs Duties 0-20%
· VAT 18%
· Excise tax 0-50%

BELARUS

JERSEY (United Kingdom)

SERBIA

· Duties 20-40%· VAT 0%· Duties 0-30% (avg. 9.4%)
· VAT 20%· GST 5%· VAT 20%
· Duties 0-22%· Excise tax 5-70%

BELGIUM

KAZAKHSTAN

SINGAPORE

· Duties 3.5-15% (avg. 3.5%)· VAT 12%· GST 7%
· VAT 12, 21%· Import Tax 0-1%
· Vehicle tax 0-30%

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

LATVIA

SLOVAKIA

· VAT 17%· Duties 0-55% (avg. 15%)· Duties 0-15% (avg. 4.2%)
· Duties 0-15%· VAT 20%· VAT 10, 20%

BOTSWANA

LEBANON

SLOVENIA

· Duties 37.5% (65%, motor vehicle)· VAT 10%· Duties 0-20% (avg. 4.2%)
· VAT 12%· Duties 0-70% (avg. 15%)· VAT 8.5, 22%
· Excise Tax 5-35% (luxury goods)

BRAZIL

LESOTHO (SACU)

SOUTH AFRICA

· Duties 10-35%· Duties 0-40%· Duties 0-40% (avg. 20%)
· COFIN Tax 13.57%· VAT 14% · Excise Tax 5-10% (incl. vehicles)
· IPI Tax 0-20%· VAT 14%
· VAT 7-18% (per state)
· PIS Tax 2.62%

BULGARIA

LIECHTENSTEIN (Admin by Switz.)

SOUTH KOREA

· Duties 5-40%· VAT 8%· Duties 7.9% (avg.)
· VAT 7, 20%· VAT 10%
· Excise tax 15-100% (luxury items, electric goods)

CANADA

LITHUANIA

SPAIN

· Duties 0-20%· Duties 0-15%· Duties 0-20% (avg. 4.2%)
· GST 5%· VAT 21%· VAT 21%
· Excise Tax 10-100%

CANARY ISLANDS (Spain)

LUXEMBOURG

SRI LANKA

· VAT 0%· Duties 5-14%· Duties 5-35%,
· IGIC/AIEM 5 4.5% (some imports)· VAT 3, 15%· Motor vehicles 25%
· VAT 12%

CEUTA (Spain)

MACAO, CHINA

ST. BARTHELEMY (France)

· VAT 0%· VAT 0%· VAT 2.1, 8.5%
· IPSI 6 3% (some imports)· Consumption tax 0%
· Motor Vehicle tax 10-55%

CHILE

MACEDONIA

ST. MARTIN (French side)

· Duties 6-16.5%· Duties 0-30%, average 14.5%· VAT 2.1, 8.5%
· VAT 19%· VAT 5% (computer goods, medical goods),18% (all others)
· Luxury Tax 50-85%· Excise Tax 5-62%

CHINA

MADAGASCAR

ST. PIERRE ( France)

· Duties 0-35% (motor vehicles 34.2%)· Duties 5-25%· VAT 0%
· VAT 17%· VAT 20%· Duties 0-5%
· Consumption Tax 5-10%

CORSICA (France)

MADEIRA (Portugal)

SWAZILAND (SACU)

· VAT 8, 19.6%· VAT 22%· Sales tax (VAT) 14%
· Duties 0-40%

COTE D’ IVOIRE

MALAYSIA

SWEDEN

· Duties 0-35%· Duties 0-300% (avg. 8.1%)· Duties 2-14% (avg. 4.2%)
· VAT 18, 20%· GST 5-10%· VAT 25%

CROATIA

MALTA

SWITZERLAND

· Duties 0-18%VAT 18%· Duties 3.2% (avg.)
· VAT 10, 25%Duties 0-12% · VAT 8%, 2.4%
· Motor Vehicles Tax 0- 48%· Statistical/Environmental Tax 3% (Co2 Emissions)

CURACAO

MARTINIQUE

TAHITI (France)

· VAT 6%· VAT 2.1, 8.5%· VAT 2,4,6%
· Excise duties 0-17%

CYPRUS

MAURITIUS

TAIWAN

· VAT 18%· Duties 0-80%· Duties 2-60% (avg. 8.2%)
· Duties 0-30%· VAT 15%· VAT 5%

CZECH REPUBLIC

MAYOTTE (France)

TASMANIA (Australia)

· Duties 0-20% (avg.)· VAT 0%· GST 10%
· VAT 15, 21%· Import duties may apply· Duties 0-17.5%

DENMARK

MELILLA (Spain)

THAILAND

· Duties 5-14%· VAT 0%· Duties 0-45%
· VAT 25%· IPSI 4% (some imports)· VAT 7%
· Excise Tax 25-80% (luxury goods)

ESTONIA

MEXICO

TUNISIA

· VAT 20%· IVA 8 10-16%· Duties 10-43% (avg. 34%, reduction to 25% considered)
· Avg. duty rate 5%· VAT 18, 12 and 6% (most goods 18%)
· Luxury Tax 10-700%
· Customs Formality Fee 3%

FAROE ISLANDS (Denmark)

MIQUELON (France)

TURKEY

· Duties 0-25%· VAT 0%· Duties 0-20% (avg. 5%)
· Duties 0-5%· VAT 18%
· Consumption Tax 7-40% (some luxury items & motor vehicles)

FINLAND

MOLDOVA

TURKS & CAICOS

· Duties 0-35%· VAT 20%, reduced rate 8%· Duties 0-45% (vehicles highest)
· VAT 24%· Customs surcharge 10%

FRANCE

MONACO (Admin by France)

United Arab Emirates

· Duties 5-17%· VAT 5.5, 19.6%· Duties 4-5%
· VAT 5.5, 19.6%· Duties 5-17%· Motor Vehicles & Boats 5%

GERMANY

MONGOLIA

UKRAINE

· Duties 5-17%· VAT 10%· Duties 0-20 (avg. 16%)
· VAT 7, 19%· General import tariff 5%· VAT 20%
· Excise tax 0-300% (vehicles and jewelry included)

GIBRALTAR

MONTENEGRO

UNITED KINGDOM

· VAT 0%· VAT 7, 17%· Duties 0-15% (avg. 4.2%)
· Duties 12% (avg.)· Duties 5% (avg.)· VAT 20%
· Vehicles 25-30%

GREECE

MOROCCO

WALLIS & FUTUNA (France)

· Duties 5-7% (vehicles higher)· Duties 2.5-200% (avg. 10%)· VAT 2-6%
· VAT 9, 23%· VAT 10, 20%

GREENLAND (Denmark)

NAMIBIA (SACU)

· VAT 0%· Duties 0-85%
· Import surcharges may apply to raw materials· VAT 15%

GUADELOUPE (France)

NETHERLANDS

· VAT 2.1, 8.5%· Duties 5-20% (avg. 3.5%)
· VAT 6, 21%

GUERNSEY (United Kingdom)

NEW CALEDONIA (France)

· VAT 0%· VAT 0%
· Duties 0-22%· TBI 9 5%
· Duties 0-20%

HONG KONG

NEW ZEALAND

· Registration Tax 35-100% (motor vehicles)· Duties 0-15%
· GST 0%· GST 15%

HUNGARY

NORWAY

· Duties 0-60% (8% avg.)· VAT 12-25%
· VAT 27%· Duties 0-8%
· Excise Tax 10-35% (luxury goods)· Vehicles 10-60%

(1) TSA – Tax Specific Additional
(2) GST – Goods and services tax
(3) HST – Harmonized sales tax
(4) QST – Quebec sales tax
(5) IGIC – General indirect tax of the Canary Islands
(6) IPSI – General indirect tax (Ceuta & Melilla)
(7) IVA – Value added tax (Mexico)
(8) TBI – Import tax (New Caledonia)

US Small Business Speaks Up for Global Trade

tradematters_world_technologyInternational trade has gotten a bad rap in the U.S. electoral campaign and elsewhere around the world. Pushing back against the misconceptions around global trade is a key focus of the #TradeMatters campaign from the International Chamber of Commerce. A key feature of the campaign are testimonials from entrepreneurs and small business owners around the world explaining why trade matters to them, and how governments could make cross-border trade easier for small business.

World Technology Corporation, a New York-based exporter of environmentally friendly technologies, was recently featured in the campaign. Peter Tierney, the company’s managing director, said in his contribution to the campaign: “Exporting has helped our company stabilize its sales and provided a financial cushion during the last recession. People say what we do – exporting – is risky. We believe that not exporting in today’s global economy is a much riskier position to take.”

You can view World Technology’s posting on the ICC website here.

Privacy Shield

Cyber security concept with lockThe United States Council for International Business (USCIB) advances the global interests of American business both at home and abroad.  It is the American affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD, and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE).  As such, it has agreed to act as a trusted third party on behalf of the European Union (EU) Data Protection Authorities.

Background

The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from EU member countries to companies in the United States, requires that participating U.S. companies have in place appropriate independent recourse mechanism/s (IRMs) for dispute resolution.  Any company may choose the EU Data Protection Authorities (EU DPAs) to serve as an IRM for dispute resolution; however, any company that wishes to cover ‘human resources data’ (i.e., personal information about employees, past or present, collected in the context of the employment relationship) under its Privacy Shield self-certification must use the EU DPAs as the IRM for that category of data.

For all companies who have chosen the EU DPAs to serve as an IRM for dispute resolution (i.e., have agreed to participate in the dispute resolution procedures of the panel established by the EU DPAs to resolve disputes pursuant to the Privacy Shield Principles), an annual fee must be paid to United States Council for International Business in the amount of US $50.00 to cover the operating costs of the EU DPAs’ dispute resolution panel. 

Payment to USCIB

You may use the following link to pay $50 to cover the operating costs of the EU DPAs dispute resolution panel — http://privacyshield.uscib.org/.  A company’s payment of this fee to USCIB does not obviate the need for that company to self-certify its commitment to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.  Information concerning the self-certification process under the Privacy Shield program administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce is available on the Department’s Privacy Shield website: https://www.privacyshield.gov/ .  For detailed questions concerning the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, please contact the Department’s Privacy Shield Team at https://www.privacyshield.gov/assistance .