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1 The Logistics & Documentation of Taking Your Samples Abroad Leslie Levy August, Senior Vice President, boomerang carnets

2 FAQ Can I just bring samples on the plane with me in my luggage? When do I need a freight forwarder? Will the trade mission organizer handle the details? Can the trade show or exhibition organizer provide what I need? What happens if I sell the samples overseas?

3 Categories of Samples Temporary Imports (Boomerang Freight SM ) Trade Show Booths, Exhibition Equipment Product Samples for Display or Demonstration Not Dutiable or Taxable Returns to Country it Was Shipped From Usually Returns Within 12 Months Permanent Imports Imported Products For Sale in Foreign Country Dutiable and Taxable

4 Temporary vs. Permanent Imports Different Requirements & Needs Temporary = U.S. Export and Re-Import Permanent = U.S. Export Only Documents Duties Taxes Cargo Insurance – Round-Trip vs. One-Way Temporary imports are not exempt from licensing, certification or documentation.

5 Temporary vs. Permanent Temporary import-exports for commercial purposes are subject to all the same rules and regulations of permanent imports. Temporary export documents such as ATA Carnets do not negate the need for export licenses or the need to adhere to export regulations. However, if you prepare and document a temporary import properly you can save time, hassle and money.

6 Temporary Export-Import Documents Temporary Import Bond (TIB) ATA Carnet – Developed especially for commercial samples, professional equipment and trade fairs & exhibitions. Consumption Entry with Duty Drawback Customs Broker’s Entry Bond A chart comparing these methods is available at ATACarnet.com.

7 ATA Carnet Document Accepted in 83 countries. Single document can be used for multiple countries and trips. Accepted for 6-12 months. Works with hand-carried or shipped items. Can be issued directly to shipper or to their freight forwarder.

8 Agencies Regulating Exports* FDA – Food & Drug Administration U.S. Census Bureau – Foreign Trade Dept of Commerce Bureau of Industry & Security – Commercial & Military Applications U.S. Department of State – Defense U.S. Fish & Wildlife *This is a partial list.

9 Import/Export Documents ATA Carnet Electronic Export Information (formerly SED) Certificate of Cargo Insurance Export License, if required.

10 Logistics Hand-Carried vs. Shipped Trade Missions or Trade Shows May Have Logistics Partners Is there a waiver for duties and taxes? If You Want to Use FedEx Use FedEx Trade Networks (they understand carnets) You Can Control Customs Clearance Process Regardless of Your Logistics Provider

11 Selling Samples Overseas Under a Permanent (Consumption) Entry no additional import-export forms are required. For a Temporary Import, the entry becomes permanent: duties & taxes must be paid. Proof of payment of duties & taxes must be presented to foreign customs. Or, a claim under the carnet will occur.

12 Contact Information boomerang carnets CIB Carnet HelpLine SM 800.ATA.2900 Website: Twitter: ATACarnetExpert & BoomerangFr8Gal Facebook:

13 Thank You ATACarnet.com


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