The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) provided an update on the electronic ATA Carnet (eATA) pilot project as part of the World Customs Organization’s annual ATA/Istanbul Administrative council meeting.
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ICC is calling upon governments to resolve customs challenges faced by small businesses by adopting concrete measures.
Marking a major milestone in the history of the ATA Carnet, ICC has confirmed the successful processing of the very first electronic version of the trade facilitation tool.
China has announced it will begin accepting ATA Carnets for the temporary admission of goods for sport purposes as of 1 January 2020. The expansion has been made under national law, according to a notification from the General Administration of Customs of China and the World Customs Organization (WCO).
An initiative to digitalise the ATA Carnet international customs document gets underway in full today with launch of the Mercury II Pilot Project running phase.
ICC has today published a landmark paper calling on World Trade Organization (WTO) Members to permanently prohibit the imposition of tariffs on cross-border data flows – as the deadline for renewal of a longstanding moratorium on the application of customs duties on electronic transmissions looms large.
ICC has released business recommendations to facilitate border processes and the customs clearance of essential humanitarian relief shipments. The recommendations were introduced this week as part of the Humanitarian Networks and Partnership Week 2019 (HNPW), hosted by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).