Bahrain latest to boost trade with ATA Carnet System

Bahrain is the latest country aiming to start the ATA Carnet system, used for the fast and cost-effective temporary import and export of billions of pounds worth of goods between participating nations each year.

Chamber, customs administrations and business representatives met in Bahrain in August to discuss and provide training for implementing the ATA System for the duty and tax-free temporary import and export of goods in the country.

The ATA System, launched in 1963, is managed by the World Customs Organisation and the ICC World Chambers Federation. During the last 50 years, the system has grown from a few west European territories to 73 countries worldwide.

During the last 12 months, Chamber International has issued ATA Carnets worldwide for goods with a total value of £2.2m covering items including theatrical sets, golf course testing equipment, exhibitions stands/equipment, photography equipment and audio visual equipment, road sweeping technology and jewellery. Follow Chamber International on Twitter @Chamberint