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Qatar is Accepting ATA Carnets Beginning August 1st of 2018!

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August 1st, is a big day in the ATA Carnet world!
After much anticipation Qatar will officially be accepting ATA Carnets, and we know many of you are very happy with this latest ATA Carnet development. As of tomorrow U.S. exporters who ship to Qatar can begin sending their temporary import shipments to Qatar on the ATA Carnet, the “passport for cargo” and the gold standard for temporary entries.

To best prepare your business for this change, here is a list of the special considerations that Qatar has for ATA Carnet entries:

1.) As Qatar is only initially accepting goods for exhibitions and fairs, we recommend when completing the Importation Voucher that you notate on the importation voucher in section F b) Declare that goods are intended for use at: the following:

a. Name of the Event
b. Venue of the Event
c. Duration of the Event

2.) Qatar does not accept split shipments. What is listed at time of entry must be the same items listed for re-exportation. Please note – you are able to import part of a general list. However, if only importing select item numbers listed on the general list and not the entire general list, then those same item numbers must be all re-exported together.

3.) ATA Carnet goods entering Qatar are accepted for goods shipped as cargo as well as hand-carried on a commercial airline as carryon baggage or checked as excess baggage.

4.) If you need to extend the time the goods need to stay in Qatar beyond the expiration date then we have good news, Qatar will be accepting Replacement ATA Carnets!

5.) Qatar will be assessing penalties if the ATA Carnet goods are not re-exported on or before the final date of re-exportation notated in box 2 of the importation counterfoil. A fee of QAR 1,000 (US$275) shall be payable weekly or part of the week past the re-exportation date with the condition that the final amount shall not exceed 20% of the value of the goods.

We look forward to providing you with ATA Carnets to Qatar! Contact your ATA Carnet Help Desk today, and be the first to enter Qatar on an ATA Carnet! You can reach us at 1.800.Carnets (1.800.227.6387) or by email at Carnets@RoanokeGroup.com.

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