The expansion of international trade has brought a considerable growth in temporary exports of all kinds. Traders regularly need to temporarily take abroad samples of value, goods for trade fairs and exhibitions or professional equipment in order to seek orders for their products, and generally speaking, to broaden their outlet. Since customs procedures can be quite lengthy and complicated, a simplified system was introduced some 40 years ago by international treaty to facilitate temporary exports. The ATA Carnet, an internationally recognised Customs document which streamlines customs procedures for temporary exports, lies at the core of this system.
In line with its primary objective of facilitating trade and business development, the MCCI has been providing access to the ATA Carnet since 1983.