The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) held its 13th World Chambers Congress from June 21-23, 2023 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Within several current issues discussed during the event the ICC celebrated the 60th anniversary of the ATA Carnet operation and a dedicated Carnet session was held within the Congress program.
The World Customs Organisation (WCO), as a depository of the ATA and Istanbul Conventions on which the ATA Carnet is based, participated to the ATA Carnet session through a panel discussion.
During the panel discussion, the WCO highlighted the value of the ATA Carnet in allowing the free movement of goods across frontiers and their temporary admission into a Customs territory with relief from duties and taxes, and also emphasized the high level of cooperation between the Customs community and national guaranteeing associations.
Embracing the eATA initiative and thanking the ICC for the progress made so far, the WCO remarked that the successful use of the ATA Carnet for 60 years was an important milestone for the WCO, the ICC and the entire Chamber network.