Exhibitions across the globe give an opportunity to use landmark buildings, this one in Tokyo.
Getting ready to attend a unique venue and showcase your goods, or services can be an exciting time, as long as the organisation and admin don’t take the edge off this.
There are practical considerations, such as the choice between air and sea freight. Comparing costs is not always easy, bearing in mind weight and size, items may not be allowed in air freight, sea travel can see you without them for longer.
Labelling each item with your name, the venue details and a contact number makes sense, as does an inventory. There is much to be done prior to a business exhibition and when you are ready, avoiding delay, or hassle at borders matters.
This is why the Goods For Presentation category is a cornerstone of the ATA carnet system. Applicable to trade fairs, business shows, exhibitions, fashion galas, or similar events and accepted in 87 countries across the trading world.
Since Brexit came to a close 1st January 2021, this includes the EU, with ATA carnets for the EU now standard practice to take part in trade exhibitions.
ATA Carnet Advantages
Carnets are suitable for almost any merchandise, or equipment that will return to the UK. Alongside improving ROI, they are a convenient business tool:
- No requirement to pay duties, or taxes, or post a cash bond.
- Easily obtainable and eliminate the need for other documents.
- Entirely issued prior to departure, avoiding travel delays.
- Costs are known and paid before departure, in your currency.
- Usable in a variety of countries and for multiple journeys.
Above all, they are a buffer against potential snags, or hidden costs, allowing you to focus on your real purpose. Exhibitions and trade shows are the most accepted category for ATA carnets worldwide, for sound reasons.
Support From Dynamic Dox
We have a fortunate advantage, as a sister company to Dynamic International Freight Services. Their experience in supporting international trade, from exhibitions, to film shoots, transfers to our team.
This doesn’t mean we use a formula, one thing experience has shown us is that treating each client’s needs as unique helps everyone. By understanding individual requirements, you have a smooth journey and costs are saved all round.
In the unusual circumstances that a carnet is not the most suitable temporary import method for your event, we can often advise on options. This is however rare, ATA carnets are the gold standard for overseas business exhibitions.
They are an effective strategy and reduce elements of timing, cost, or organisation you have to leave in the hands of an agent. Being in control is quite a straightforward process, talk to our support team at any time if we can help.