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.
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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.
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).