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.

Saipan

 

  

Saipan

Saipan is a protectorate of United States. Their Customs is not administered by US Customs and Border Protection. We do not guarantee Carnets for Saipan. Contact Saipan local customs office before obtaining an ATA Carnet.

For further information, contact Saipan Port of Entry at: (670) 288-0026 and visit https://www.cbp.gov/contact/ports/saipan-cnmi.

Madeira

 

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Madeira

Accepts ATA Carnets for:

  • Commercial Samples
  • Exhibitions and Fairs
  • Professional Equipment

Visit MADEIRA Customs at: http://www.dgaiec.min-financas.pt/pt

 

Camara de Comercio e Industria Portuguesa

Palácio do Comércio
Rua das Portas de Santo Antão 89
1169-022 Lisboa, Portugal

Tel: (351-21) 322.4065
Fax: (351-21) 322.4052

E-mail: fsf@port-chambers.com

WWW Site: http://www.ccip.pt/

 

Special Considerations

We are unaware of specific requirements for Carnet use in the Madeira.

Azores

 

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Azores

Accepts ATA Carnets for:

  • Commercial Samples
  • Exhibitions and Fairs
  • Professional Equipment

Visit AZORES Customs at: http://www.dgaiec.min-financas.pt/pt

 

Camara de Comercio e Industria Portuguesa

Palácio do Comércio
Rua das Portas de Santo Antão 89
1169-022 Lisboa, Portugal

Tel: (351) 21 322 4050
Fax: (351) 21 322 4052

E-mail: bmm@ccip.com

WWW Site: http://www.ccip.pt/

 

Special Considerations

We are unaware of specific requirements for Carnet use in the Azores.

Qatar

 

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QATAR (QA)

For updates on Qatar Carnet status please join our mailing list Here.

Qatar specific export assistance and information can be found at: https://2016.export.gov/qatar/doingbusinessinqatar/index.asp

Qatar has recently appointed a national guaranteeing association for ATA Carnets, taking a key step toward issuing and accepting ATA Carnets. The NGA is the Qatar Chamber. The remaining hurdle to Qatar becoming a fully-functional ATA Carnet country is implementation of the issuing and acceptance functions by Qatar customs.

Qatar would become the 6th Middle Eastern country to join the system including Bahrain, Lebanon, Iran, Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Bahrain was added as of June 1st, 2014. We will keep you updated as advances (or setbacks) occur.

Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry

P.O BOX : 402
Doha, Qatar

Tel: 974-44559111
Fax: 974-44661693 or 947-44661697

E-mail: info@qcci.org
WWW Site: http://qatarchamber.com

Indonesia

 

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INDONESIA (ID)

Accepts ATA Carnets for:

  • Exhibitions and Fairs
  • Professional Equipment

Indonesia specific export assistance information can be found at: http://www.export.gov/indonesia/

KADIN Business Support Desk:
Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Menara KADIN Indonesia, 3th Floor
Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said X-5 Kav. 2-3
Jakarta 12950
INDONESIA

Tel: +62.21.5274484 ext 135
Fax: +62.21.5274331

E-mail: atacarnet@kadin-indonesia.or.id
WWW Site: www.kadin-indonesia.or.id

The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

2020 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

WWW Site: http://www.embassyofindonesia.org/wordpress/

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Download:
Indonesia Country Commercial Guide 2012

Special Considerations

All Customs offices of Indonesia are entitled to handle ATA Carnets during office hours (7.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.)

24 hour service is available in certain Customs offices:

  1. Kantor Pelayanan Utama Bea danv
    Cakai Tip A Tanjung Priok, Jakarta
  2. Kantor Pengawasan dan Pelayanan Bea dan Cukai, Tipe Madya Pabean Soekamo-Hatta, Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia

Trade Shows

No trade shows on record.

Indonesia at a Glance:

  • In 2012 two way trade between the U.S. and Indonesia was up to $26 billion
  • 2011 U.S. exports to Indonesia increased an additional 17%, and an additional increase of 8.1% in 2012 bringing U.S. exports up to $8 billion.
  • The U.S. is a major seller of aircraft and rail transport equipment to Indonesia, spurred by the needs of their developing energy sector
  • The relationship between Indonesia and the United States has strengthened Indonesia’s role as a political and economic leader in South East Asia
  • Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous nation and is 86% Muslim, though it is a secular state
  • The largest cluster of Indonesian islands is Java with a population of about 130 million inhabitants
  • It is a highly diverse country with over 580 languages and dialects
  • Indonesia is a member of OPEC and its economy is bolstered by its oil and natural gas exports.
  • Tourists to Indonesia can expect to see diverse plants and wildlife, including the Komodo dragon and the Javan rhinoceros, which can be found nowhere else in the world

ATA Carnet Countries

Appointed by the national government, a National Guaranteeing Association (NGA) may administer Carnets in one or multiple territories.

Each NGA is a member of the World Chambers Federation (WCF) and the World ATA Carnet Council, both divisions of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). WCF and the World Customs Organization (WCO) manage the Carnet system worldwide.

Countries Coming Soon:

Saudi Arabia
Qatar

Non-Carnet Countries:

Click here for a partial list of destinations not yet accepting Carnets.

Carnet Countries:

Carnets will be accepted in these countries / destinations. Click to learn under which customs administration the Carnet system is managed and under what conditions.

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AlbaniaFaroe Islands (Denmark)Macao, ChinaReunion Island (France)
AlgeriaFinland (EU)MacedoniaRomania (EU)
AndorraFrance (EU)MadagascarRussia
AntarcticaFrench Guiana (France)Madeira (Portugal)Senegal
ArubaFrench Polynesia - Tahiti (France)MalaysiaSerbia
AustraliaGermany (EU)Malta (EU)Singapore
Austria (EU)GibraltarMartinique (France)Slovakia (EU)
Azores (Portugal)Greece (EU)MauritiusSlovenia (EU)
BahrainGuadeloupe (France)Mayotte (France)South Africa
Balearic Islands (Spain)GuamMelilla (Spain)Spain (EU)
BelarusGuernsey (UK)MexicoSri Lanka
Belgium (EU)Hong Kong, ChinaMiquelon (France)St. Barthélemy (France)
Bosnia & HerzegovinaHungary (EU)MoldovaSt. Martin (French side)
BotswanaIcelandMonaco (France)St. Pierre (France)
BrazilIndiaMongoliaSwaziland (South Africa)
BulgariaIndonesiaMontenegroSweden (EU)
CanadaIranMoroccoSwitzerland
Canary Islands (Spain)Ireland (EU)Namibia (South Africa)Taiwan*
Ceuta (Spain)Isle of Man (UK)Netherlands (EU)Tasmania (Australia)
ChileIsraelNew Caledonia (France)Thailand
ChinaItaly (EU)New ZealandTunisia
Corsica (France)JapanNorwayTurkey
Cote d'Ivoire|Ivory CoastJersey (UK)PakistanUkraine
Croatia (EU)KazakhstanPoland (EU)United Arab Emirates
CuraçaoKoreaPortugal (EU)United Kingdom (EU)
Cyprus (EU)Latvia (EU)Puerto Rico (USA)United States of America
Czech Republic (EU)LebanonWallis Futuna Islands (France)
Denmark (EU)Lesotho (South Africa)
Estonia (EU)Liechtenstein
European UnionLithuania (EU)
Luxembourg (EU)

*TECRO/AIT Carnets are accepted for goods traveling between Taiwan and the U.S. only.