LONDON, UK: Dynamic International, a Global Critical Logistics (GCL) company, has processed the UK’s first electronic Carnet Admission Temporaire/Temporary Admission (ATA) at London’s Heathrow Airport using a new app developed by the International Chamber of Commerce ( ICC) was developed.
Film and television (TV) logistics specialist Dynamic International, in partnership with sister company Dynamic Dox, the UK’s largest independent ATA carnet provider, transported camera equipment from the UK to Belgium and used the app to clear customs documents as part of the London Chamber of Commerce electronically process eATA Pilot Scheme by Trade and Industry (LCCI).
LCCI, the ATA Guarantee Organization for the UK, is running the eATA pilot program to test digital processing of international customs documents with the ICC app.
“We have been following the development of this app closely and excitedly, which will revolutionize the way ATA carnets are handled,” said Tony Scott, Director of Operations, Dynamic International.
“Simplifying the handling and presentation of carnets at ports and airports offers so many benefits, from saving time and reducing errors to safety and environmental benefits.
“Dynamic has been providing bespoke logistics services to the film and television industry for over 34 years. We operate in a fast-paced business environment where on-time and short-term deliveries are important. By digitizing the customs process, we can save time and serve our customers more efficiently.”
The Carnet ATA is an international customs document that allows the duty and tax-free temporary importation of goods for up to one year.
LCCI’s eATA pilot is being rolled out at Heathrow Airport, with airports in Belgium, Canada, China, Norway and Switzerland also testing digital carnets using the ICC app.
Paper documents are managed in parallel with e-documents, which allows the two systems to be compared.
“LCCI has worked with Borderforce and HMRC to promote the use of digital carnets in the UK,” said Davor Mckinley, LCCI’s Head of International Trade and Compliance.
“We are delighted to see the UK’s first digital carnet, processed by Dynamic Dox Ltd, piloted at Heathrow.
“London is at the forefront of developing industry-leading technology designed to improve commerce for businesses at all levels and we are incredibly proud that the UK’s first digital carnet has been processed in our city.
“By digitizing the ATA carnets, the process of temporary use will be significantly simplified in the future. In turn, we hope this will help further cement London’s reputation as a pre-eminent global city and as one of the best cities in the world for business.”
The purpose of the eATA Carnet Pilot is to validate the digital ATA Carnet concept and demonstrate that all aspects of the ATA Carnet lifecycle management can be done electronically to facilitate the transition from a paper-based to a digital document .
“This was a perfect opportunity to test the new app,” said Scott.
“When we received the request to ship the camera, we only had 30 minutes to request the paper ATA documents before the chamber was closed.
“Borderforce was ready at Heathrow and used the app to process the documents in less than a minute.
“The paper version of the Carnet ATA had to be checked, filled out and stamped, that took much longer, no comparison.”
Dynamic safely delivered the camera equipment to Belgium within hours of receiving the customer request, using the new app to process electronic customs documents.
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About Dynamic International and Dynamic Dox
Dynamic International is a London, United Kingdom (UK) based leading provider of time sensitive air, sea and land freight forwarding and logistics services to the film and television industries.
Sister company Dynamic Dox is the UK’s largest independent ATA carnet provider.
Both organizations are part of the Global Critical Logistics (GCL) group, the holding company for a family of leading brands including Rock-it Global, Dietl, Cosdel and CargoLive, serving with customers at live events, music tours, (motor)sports, theatre , fine arts, classic and high-end automobiles, and industrial projects.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, GCL has offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Australia, and Central and South America, complemented by a network of long-standing partner representatives specializing in critical logistics are specialized.
GCL companies have been supplying thousands of customers every year for over 40 years with tailor-made, specialized logistics solutions for the most demanding transport requirements on all continents.