USCIB Chief Operating Officer Declan Daly was recently in Los Angeles, along with Amanda Barlow, Senior VP, Client Experience and Candece Perry from Roanoke Insurance Group, which serves as USCIB’s authorized service provider for the ATA Carnet, to meet with one of USCIB’s largest carnet users in the U.S.—Rock-IT Global. Daly met with Rock-IT VP and General Counsel Jacob Fisher, VP Customs Brokerage and Division Head Fairs and Exhibitions Louis Kerpan and ATA Carnet Service Manager Cassie McCarter.
This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the ATA Carnet, a unified customs document that is used by approximately 80 countries and territories. While celebrating the long-term value that the Carnet has brought to the business community, USCIB has also been involved in a global process with the International Chamber of Commerce World Chamber Federations (ICC WCF) to modernize the Carnet by making it entirely digital (e-ATA).
Daly presented the progress and development of the e-ATA and the benefits it will bring to Rock-IT’s operations. According to Daly, Rock-IT has agreed to participate in testing the digital system once it’s ready to launch.
“We’re thrilled that Rock-IT will be participating in testing the new system,” said Daly. “Rock-IT has been using Carnets for a long time and we hope they will be one of the first in the U.S. to experience the efficiency and improvement that will come with a digitized Carnet.”