Advances made towards ATA implementation in Mexico

  • 13 January 2011
ATA Carnet

Following years of suspense, the Mexican Customs administration (SAT – Servicio de Administracion Tributaria) has appointed CANACO (the Mexico City Chamber of Commerce) as the national guaranteeing and issuing organization for ATA Carnets in Mexico.

The appointment is a major step forward towards the effective acceptance of ATA Carnets in Mexico, one of the priority target countries for the network of affiliated members. CANACO will now complete remaining formalities for its affiliation to the international ATA Carnet Guarantee Chain.

The ATA Carnet is an international Customs document which allows the duty and tax-free temporary import and export of goods traded internationally: professional equipment, commercial samples and goods for fairs and exhibitions. Over 150,000 Carnets are issued worldwide for goods valued at US$17 billion.

Often referred to as “passports for goods” or “passports to world trade”, ATA Carnets are currently accepted in 68 countries throughout the world.

The ATA chain, administered by the ICC World Chambers Federation comprises chambers and business organizations that have been appointed by their national Customs authority to issue and guarantee Carnets.

For more information on ATA Carnets, please click here.