New York, N.Y., December 23, 2020: As the national guaranteeing and issuing association for the ATA Carnet in the U.S., the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) has issued the following guidance for Holders using U.S. ATA Carnets in the United Kingdom (UK) in preparation of the end of the Brexit transition phase. As of January 1, 2021, the UK will no longer be an EU member and should be treated as an independent country. A set of white counterfoil and voucher will be necessary for each Carnet visit to the UK. Specific questions or assistance on U.S. ATA Carnets with regards to this announcement should be directed to our Carnet service providers, Boomerang Carnets and Roanoke Insurance Group.
In addition, as of January 1, 2021, the port of Dover, Eurotunnel, and Holyhead cannot process ATA Carnets. Here are links to sites where ATA Carnets, CITES, TIR, CTC (Common Transit Convention- also referred to as Transit) documentation will be processed:
For traffic over the land boundary between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the normal hours of opening are 09.00 – 17.00 hours. ATA Carnets entering or leaving the United Kingdom via Northern Ireland should be endorsed in Northern Ireland.
Further information on the relevant aspects of the ATA Carnet in the UK can be found here: Guidance: ATA Carnet
ATA Carnets are honored in over 80 customs countries and territories and can be used for multiple trips during a one-year period. The global ATA Carnet system is overseen by the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce. USCIB administers the Carnet system in the United States.
About USCIB: USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and prudent regulation. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms with operations in every region of the world. As the U.S. affiliate of leading international business organizations and as the sole U.S. business group with standing in ECOSOC, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More at www.uscib.org.