Trade Facilitation

How ATA carnets contributed to Winter Olympic and Paralympic success

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.

Trading thoughts with the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

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.

China increases ATA Carnet acceptance to sporting goods

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).

ICC presents business recommendations to facilitate humanitarian relief shipments

ICC presents business recommendations to facilitate humanitarian relief shipments

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).