Avoiding direct, or close contact is rational in current times, along with keeping healthy and us all supporting each other.
The Covid-19 epidemic has turned the world upside down. A dramatic effect on daily life and loss of life are the primary concerns.
Unwelcome outcomes on the nation’s wider health are becoming evident, as treatment is restricted, or people avoid care to avoid the virus. The economic effects are being felt at a personal and business level.
With international commerce almost at a standstill, activity from Dynamic’s clients has naturally dropped away. As part of a strong group, we still remain available to support them when assistance is needed.
ATA Carnets & Coronavirus
That the number of carnets being issued has fallen is no surprise, a few ancillary issues are perhaps less expected.
A number of countries are restricting inward travel, which could mean no entry regardless of your goods having a valid ATA carnet. The interpretation of this in a few places is also quite draconian.
We have heard of medical equipment travelling on a carnet being turned away, other items being completely dismantled. A range of actions which are not always logical but come from the confusion, or fear a pandemic can bring.
This is more likely in regions where border and customs functions have no strong, central control and we do not wish to give a picture of general disorder. In most cases, ATA carnets are working as they always have.
There may be a need to consider whether goods have to be accompanied, if alternative transit routes may be better, whatever is required to ensure a smooth journey.
Supporting Essential Travel
Although most of our staff are currently working from home, this has not significantly impacted available support, or access to information.
if you are still using a pre-existing carnet, or require a fresh one, get in touch with our team. They can as always make sure your carnet is up to scratch and may be able to advise on your journey.
The alliance with our sister company helps, an international freight forwarder. Information on available cargo flights, or shipping, or restrictions can be shared and give our clients an up to date picture.
By all means look round our website for further details on ATA carnets, or get in touch if we can assist in any way.