Whatever business you are in, familiarity will have grown with one way systems, screens and sanitiser. A worthwhile effort, so we can move forward.
None of us should underestimate the depth of economic change in 2020, with world trade falling twice as far as in the 2008 crisis and exports more so.
The better news is that ATA carnets remain available for use in the normal way. If you do have goods, or equipment requiring a route for temporary export, they continue to be a viable, cost effective option.
As we edit this page in the middle of July, there are signs of improving business sentiment. A few of our staff have needed to return to coronavirus tailored surroundings, our contact rate is growing.
This isn’t mentioned because we are picking up, our sympathies remain for companies who are badly hit. The point is that as facilitators of a broadly used service, our business reflects a wide range of UK activity.
The UK’s strategy of continuing trade is clear in principle, although detail can change. If you intend travelling with, or moving goods on a carnet, we would suggest that you contact our team at an early stage.
They are keeping up to date on a daily basis and can assist with variations you will need to cope with on procedure. An example is emailing your carnet to customs, rather than presenting, although a paper copy still needs to carried.
In other areas, more leeway is being shown to freight companies who are recognised as a safe and secure business partner by customs officials. As in our sister company Dynamic International, who hold AEO approval.
Being aware of changes at your destination will also be valuable, the basis of carnet use will be the same, practicalities may not.
Variable transport and travel restrictions across the globe are the main export challenge. If you are travelling in person, this advisory page on the UK government website is a fair entry point for information.
Transport issues in individual countries can lead to freight blockages, or slower progress. Again, being informed, using a reliable freight company and adjusting schedules to suit will bring solutions.
Our core message is that in most cases, you can achieve what you wish to. On ATA carnet use specifically, we are not aware of any country which has changed the principals of acceptance, just implementation details.
Dynamic Dox are here to help you have an informed, effective journey, please get in touch with our support team if we can assist in any way.