Customs authorities in Qatar have approved the use of ATA Carnet, an international customs document that permits duty-free and tax-free temporary import of goods, for professional products such as broadcasting equipment on an exceptional basis during the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup.
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More than 118,000 pieces of equipment, from 34 countries, valued at US$94 million were temporarily imported into China for 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics thanks to the use of ATA carnets, an international customs document that permits duty-free and tax-free temporary import of goods for up to one year.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) speaks with Amgad Shehata and Maria Gabriela Diaz Cordova of the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, to better understand how developing countries and regions can use the private sector to overcome development challenges.
ICC and the World Customs Organization (WCO) have issued a joint statement calling for increased action on customs and trade facilitation to ensure an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ICC is partnering with government, business and other stakeholders to create digital solutions that will advance economic prosperity for all.
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).
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ICC and blockchain provider, Perlin, will pilot ICC TradeFlow, a blockchain platform aimed at simplifying the trade documentation process for all.
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.