Carnet Categories In The USA
The USA accepts ATA carnets for professional equipment, commercial samples and most advertising material. Trade shows items are handled a little differently but may not be a problem, see later notes.
Any state you are looking to do business with will accept ATA carnets and is likely to welcome UK visitors. The Forbes video compilation simply shows a few opportunities, interesting to think those 5 states alone have roughly the same population as England.
Meeting Admin Requirements
A carnet is certainly less of a task and less expensive than the American temporary importation under bond system.
There is still a requirement for accuracy, all aspects including lists of goods need to be correct. Generic entries without details such as serial numbers can see carnets voided.
Trade Fairs & Other Regulations
Although primarily aimed at helping US exhibitors show overseas, the regulatory environment for trade shows can bring carnet issues. Often just a case of classifying items in a suitable way to assist entry.
Up to date, professional help is useful for an ATA carnet heading to the USA. Their system is well managed but aspects deserve monitoring, such as the off and on requirement to file electronic export information.
ATA Carnets In Practice
A USA carnet is valid for 12 months, extensions are not normally possible. Goods in transit to other countries through the USA are fine, a carnet can not be used for postal items.
In the event a carnet is lost, you will normally be allowed to request a replacement from the original UK issuing agent.
Dynamic Dox staff will be there to help with lost ATA carnets, or provide any support to our clients. Neither do we wish you to feel that using a carnet for a USA trip is anything but a pleasure, simply to note regulations will be applied.
Enjoying Your Visit To The USA
A great place to do business, a country of amazing diversity, from deserts, to snow covered mountains and a welcoming place.
Hospitality in terms of service, or at a personal level tends to be first rate. Friendships to be made, the outdoors and sports to enjoy, well prepared local, or international cuisine.
Whether you are visiting one state in the USA, or touring, purely for business, or mixed with pleasure, we wish you a successful trip. If our support team can help with an ATA carnet, get in touch at any time.