2016 Kolkata – FICCI-ICC-CACCI workshop on ATA Carnet System
Kolkata – The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) – West Bengal State Council – held a Workshop on “Why Should India Expand the ATA Carnet System” and “Why Should Exporters Use the ATA Carnet System” in Kolkata, India on 29 April 2016. FICCI organized the workshop with the support of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), through its World Chambers Federation (WCF), the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce & Industry (CACCI) and the Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO).
The workshop, which was conducted by Mrs. Lee Ju Song, Executive Director of ICC Asia, was attended by more than 100 participants from India Customs, trade promotion agencies and members from FIEO. It covered the rationale for the early expansion of the ATA Carnet System in India to cover professional equipment and commercial samples. Discussions also addressed why exporters should use ATA Carnets to successfully develop their export markets.
The ATA Carnet is an international customs document that facilitates the temporary admission of goods into 75 countries without the need for the tedious normal customs procedures. This was the first in a series of workshops that ICC and CACCI will jointly organize with host Chambers in the region.