ATA Carnets Issued by China in 2017 Ranked First in Asia
The number of ATA carnets issued by China in 2017 ranked the first in Asia and the 7th in the world, said an official from China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) as she was briefing the press in Beijing on July 12.
Yan Yun, Deputy Director- General of CCPIT Commercial Certification Center told the press that the total value of goods with regard to the ATA carnets issued by China in 2017 surpassed RMB 2 billion, equivalent to around USD 300 million. Yan noted, the issue of ATA carnets is an important task for CCPIT Commercial Certification Center. China began to issue ATA carnets since 1998.
The CCPIT/ CCOIC is China’s national guaranteeing organization, authorized by China’s General Administration of Customs that issues ATA carnets in China.
“In the past two decades, the issue of ATA carnets in China has seen a rapid growth. A total of 75,000 ATA carnets have been issued for more than 30,000 government agencies, enterprises, social groups and individuals. The value of goods related to ATA carnets amounted up to nearly RMB 20 billion. Thanks to the ATA carnets, more than 400,000 papers for customs clearance have been exempted, saving nearly RMB 5 billion. The ATA carnets have played an essential role in trade facilitation,” added Yan.
Yan added, ATA carnet service will help promote more innovative “Made in China” products into the global market and in the meantime, bring in China more international advanced technology and equipment. With an increased number of Belt and Road countries having adopted ATA carnet service, they can also enjoy mutually beneficial customs clearance policies. China is transforming its identity from an observer to a maker of