USCIB Statement on Impact of Brexit Vote on ATA Carnet

Last week’s UK vote to leave the European Union has spurred many questions regarding the country’s future trade and treaty commitments, including the ATA Carnet system for temporary imports. At this time, the UK remains a member of the EU, and the process for leaving the bloc has not yet begun. We have no indication of any changes affecting the use of ATA Carnets in the UK, or in the EU as a whole, for the foreseeable future.

The earliest Brexit could take effect is two years after a treaty mechanism has been triggered. The latter part of 2018 is considered the most likely date at the moment.

“In the meantime members of the chain can continue to issue ATA Carnets for the UK as part of the EU in exactly the same way as they do now.  The UK will continue issuing exactly as present as well.” said Peter Bishop, deputy chief executive of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

As the U.S. National Guaranteeing Association for the global ATA Carnet system, USCIB is monitoring the situation closely, working with ICC and affected parties including our ATA Carnet Service Providers. We will provide updates as new information becomes available.

World Trade Week NYC Celebrates the Big Apple’s Export Success Stories

At the May 16 World Trade Week NYC kickoff awards breakfast, Lucy Ambrosino of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (speaking) and USCIB’s Cynthia Duncan (at right) were honored for their contributions to the annual World Trade Week NYC celebrations over the past 10-plus years. Joe Schoonmaker (left), chair of the New York District Export Council, presented the awards.
At the May 16 World Trade Week NYC kickoff awards breakfast, Lucy Ambrosino of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (speaking) and USCIB’s Cynthia Duncan (at right) were honored for their contributions to the annual World Trade Week NYC celebrations over the past 10-plus years. Joe Schoonmaker (left), chair of the New York District Export Council, presented the awards.

The third week of each May, in cities across the country, business groups and the trade community come together to celebrate World Trade Week and our common cause of promoting and facilitating international trade in the U.S. economy. As in years past, USCIB joined with others in the New York metropolitan area to organize World Trade Week NYC. The week got off with a bang at the International Trade Awards Breakfast, held on the campus of Baruch College.

Co-chaired by Molly Campbell, port director with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Chuck Ludmer, principal with Cohn Reznick, the breakfast saw awards presented to a diverse array of local businesses, many experiencing their first flush of export success, and to individuals who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to global trade.

Among the latter were USCIB’s Cynthia Duncan, who for many years headed our ATA Carnet Service and served as a member of the New York District Export Council. Duncan was honored along with Lucy Ambrosino of the Port Authority with the World Trade Week NYC/NY DEC Appreciation Award. Both women have been instrumental in organizing highly successful World Trade Week celebrations for more than a decade.

The awards breakfast featured remarks by Under Secretary of Commerce Stefan Selig as well as Maria Torres-Springer, president of New York City Economic Development Corporation. For a full list of award winners and information on other World Trade Week NYC events, visit www.worldtradeweeknyc.org.

USCIB Receives President’s Award for Exporting Excellence

L-R: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Derek Leite, USCIB’s director of Trade Services
L-R: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Derek Leite, USCIB’s director of Trade Services

On May 16, USCIB was recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce as one of 123 organizations to receive the President’s “E” Award for exporting excellence during a ceremony in Washington, D.C.. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker honored USCIB during the ceremony for our work as an advocate of open markets and promoter of U.S. exports. Derek Leite, USCIB’s director of Trade Services, was on hand to receive the honors.

“USCIB has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion,” said Secretary Pritzker in her congratulatory letter to the organization. “The “E” Awards Committee was very impressed with USCIB’s dedication to promoting international trade. The organization’s innovative work to implement the ATA Carnet was also particularly notable. USCIB’s achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs.”

In addition to USCIB’s policy work promoting growth, jobs and open markets, USCIB is the National Guaranteeing Association for the ATA Carnet, a customs document under which merchandise can be temporarily imported duty-free into the United States and many other countries. USCIB also offers a number of services designed to facilitate cross-border trade and investment. Learn more about USCIB’s Trade Services.

“This is a period of expanding use of ATA Carnets by U.S. companies,” said Leite at the award ceremony. “This spurs U.S. exports worldwide, and helps to smooth the flow of global commerce. We would like to thank our ATA Carnet issuing providers, Boomerang Carnets and Roanoke Trade, for their persistent efforts to help grow ATA Carnet usage in the United States and around the world.”

Read the press release by the U.S. Department of Commerce

USCIB Recognized with Presidential-Level Export Award

New York-based United States Council for International Business honored as one of 123 companies nationwide for success in exporting and export service

This press release was issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce

L-R: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Derek Leite, USCIB’s director of Trade Services
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker (left) presents the President’s “E” Award to Derek Leite, USCIB’s director of trade services.

New York, N.Y., May 16, 2016 –  United States Council for International Business (USCIB) was recognized today as one of 123 companies and organizations to receive the President’s “E” Award for exporting excellence during a ceremony in Washington, D.C..

Honoring USCIB was Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker for their work as an advocate of open markets and promoter of U.S. exports. Derek Leite, USCIB’s director of Trade Services, was on hand to receive the honors from the Secretary.

“USCIB has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion,” said Secretary Pritzker in her congratulatory letter to the company. “The “E” Awards Committee was very impressed with USCIB’s dedication to promoting international trade. The organization’s innovative work to implement the ATA Carnet was also particularly notable. USCIB’s achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs.”

The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

“This is a period of expanding use of ATA Carnets by U.S. companies,” said Leite. “This spurs U.S. exports worldwide, and helps to smooth the flow of global commerce. We would like to thank our ATA Carnet issuing providers, Boomerang Carnets and Roanoke Trade, for their persistent efforts to help grow ATA Carnet usage in the United States and around the world.”

Carmela Mammas, director of the U.S. Commercial Service New York, said this type of recognition highlights how hard businesses and organizations in The Empire State are working to be successful in a globalized economy.

“Congratulations to the United States Council for International Business on their well-deserved “E” Award,” said Mammas. “USCIB has played a crucial role in strengthening and growing our economy by providing export promotion services to the business community. They should be proud of this extraordinary achievement.”

The “E” Award ceremony is one of the highlights of World Trade Month, a month-long celebration of the benefits that U.S. exports bring to national, state, and local economies through job creation and growth.

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, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More information is available at www.uscib.org.

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

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

New Carnet Processing Fees Effective February 1, 2016

Beginning February 1, 2016, there will be new Basic Processing Fees for Carnets.

Fee Types

New Fees

Basic

$1 - $9,999$235
$10,000 - $49,999$280
$50,000 - $149,999$340
$150,000 - $399,999$385
$400,000 - $999,999$435
Over $1,000,000$475

Continuation Sheets (GL)

$10 per additional page

Additional Sets

$20 per set
Post Issue of Original Carnet$75, minimum

Replacement Carnet

Replacement - Application$275
Replacement - Activation$175

ATA Carnets can be obtained from one of our service providers.

USCIB is the U.S. National Guaranteeing Association

Origin of the ATA Carnet System

In 1961, The ATA Carnet Convention on temporary imports was adopted by the World Customs Organization to encourage world trade by reducing the barriers caused by varying national customs regulations. USCIB was appointed by the Treasury Department in 1968 to operate and manage the ATA Carnet system in the United States.

U.S. National Guaranteeing Association

USCIB is the national guaranteeing association of ATA Carnets under a set of conditions established by the World Chambers Federation, a division of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris. ATA Carnets allow temporary, duty-free imports overseas for goods generally qualified for use in trade shows or as commercial samples and professional equipment.