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Chamber’s International Trade Centre offers new service which cuts red tape at borders for UK exporters

Chamber’s International Trade Centre offers new service which cuts red tape at borders for UK exporters

ATA Carnets can simply rules for businesses working in Europe.

THE Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce’s International Trade Centre has this week launched a new documentation service to help businesses cut red tape at international borders, while the Chamber’s highly experienced exports team have just completed their 500th Import Declaration.

Customers can now apply for ATA Carnets through the Hull & Humber Chamber which can be contacted by calling (01482) 324976. Previously businesses wanting to temporarily export goods would have had to go to London to have these certificates issued.

An ATA Carnet is a temporary admission document which acts as a “passport for goods” which can cut out red tape at border points avoiding cash deposits and other delays in a country of temporary importation. It can be used multiple trips and is valid for up to one year.

The document provides a guarantee to the Customs of a foreign country that all duties and taxes will be paid to them if the conditions are breached.

An ATA Carnet can be used for almost anything, including computers, musical equipment, race horses, electrical equipment, machinery and many more things.

As well as the new Carnet offer, the Chamber’s international documentation team continue to issue Certificates of Origin and EUR1s through our offices in Hull and Grimsby to assist local businesses who export goods to anywhere in the world.

Lorraine Holt, the Chamber’s International Trade Co-ordinator, said: “We’re delighted to now be able to offer this service to our Members and International Traders. 

“Since leaving the EU, we have seen an increase in demand for ATA Carnets, particularly from local companies sending staff members to the EU in their vans with tools and other equipment to perform a repair or an installation. Unfortunately, without the Carnet there are a lot of customs processes (including import and export declarations) that must now be complied with.

“Hopefully our new service will be able to alleviate some of this red tape that our local businesses are encountering.”

Click here for more information on ATA Carnets Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce (

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