USCIB and the global ATA Carnet system were represented by Amanda Barlow, USCIB’s manager of Carnet development, and representatives from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), which took place in Abu Dhabi January 16-19.Reed Exhibitions, owner of WFES and partner of USCIB for many years, invited USCIB and WATAC to exhibit in the USA pavilion.
Both Abu Dhabi and Dubai have recently joined the global Carnet network, which is overseen by the International Chamber of Commerce. Carnets are internationally recognized customs documents that permit temporary duty-free, tax-free shipment of goods for trade shows, demonstration samples and professional equipment. USCIB is the guarantor of ATA Carnets in the United States and issues them in cooperation with a national network of service providers.
The summit, which attracted over 25,000 participants and 600 exhibitors from around the world, is the world’s foremost annual meeting committed to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies. Major figures addressing the event included UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, South Korean Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik and Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, president of the UN General Assembly.Ms. Barlow was joined at the summit by Mahdi Al Mazim, director of membership and documentation at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, and Dawood A. Mohammed, the chamber’s senior executive for membership and documentation. Together they represented ATA Carnet issuing and guarantee associations in the 71 countries that belong to the system.
While in the United Arab Emirates, Ms. Barlow also paid a visit to the Dubai Chamber, meeting with local business leaders and the media. The Dubai Chamber and USCIB discussed ways of mutual cooperation in the promotion of the ATA Carnet system. For more on this meeting, click here.
Staff contact: Cynthia Duncan