Indonesia is latest country to join global ATA Carnet system

Indonesia becomes the latest country to join the ATA Carnet system, ‘passport for goods’, this spring.

The country is set to join the system from May 15, accepting ATA Carnets for goods for display or use at exhibitions, fairs, meetings, professional work equipment and for transit through the country.

ATA Carnets, which translates to "book of temporary admission tickets", are issued for temporary exports, where goods are not to be sold, to fast-track customs in more than 80 countries belonging to the International Convention to facilitate fast clearance of equipment and without the need to pay duty and/or local tax on their arrival.

More than 175,000 ATA Carnets are issued annually for thousands of customs transactions worth more than US$ 25bn.

Chamber International, the official issuing body for ATA Carnets in Yorkshire & Humberside, handles scores of ATA Carnet applications every year and launched a new online service from the start of 2015.

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