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 in 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.

Staff Contact:   Derek Leite

Director, Trade Services and Carnet Service Liaison
Tel: 212.703.5094

Derek Leite oversees the Trade Services Department which includes ATA Carnet, International training and International bookstore. Additionally, he manages the relationship with our two appointed Carnet issuing Service Providers Roanoke Trade and Corporation for International Business. Derek has been in sales, account and relationship management, and product development for over 20 years. Derek has a degree in Economics from North Carolina State University.
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