We’re happy to report ATA Carnets departing the United States WILL NOT be required to alter their current practice on/or after April 5, 2014 as was originally reported. The US Census Bureau and Customs Border Patrol have delayed enforcement of new regulations for ATA carnet shipments. The enforcement has been delayed 180 days.

FTR Letter No. 8 Notice of 180 Day Informed Compliance Period for Regulatory Changes states: “During this 180 day period the Census Bureau and CBP will use “informed compliance” to educate the trade on the new requirements. During this time, no penalties will be issued for failure to comply with any new requirements . The period of informed compliance will take place from the revised FTR effective date of April 5, 2014 through October 2, 2014. ”

Historically most ATA Carnets leaving the U.S. have been exempt from the filing of Electronic Export Information (EEI). As a result of changes to the Foreign Trade Regulations, many exemptions that exist today for ATA Carnet will be greatly curtailed. These changes cover both U.S. and foreign ATA Carnets, as well as those coming from and going to Taiwan (TECRO/AIT).

The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) will continue to work with both U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Census to permanently exclude ATA Carnets from the need to complete an EEI filing through the AES system. To read more on how the New Foreign Trade Regulations Export Requirements Impact ATA Carnet – click here

If you have any questions about the new regulations, please contact us