Glasgow Chamber prepares Carnet for First Minister
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Tue 26 Jun 12 @ 15:17
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce recently prepared a Carnet for Scotland's First Minister.
The Chamber prepared the ATA Carnet, a temporary admission document which acts as a "passport for goods", ahead of Alex Salmond's visit to Los Angeles.
Glasgow Chamber is one of only two Scottish Chambers of Commerce authorised to issue ATAs. The service is carried out by the Chamber's International Trade Documentation Department.
The carnet enabled the Scottish Government to take filming and camera equipment across the pond to help document the First Minister's trip to America.
The ATA Carnet is a temporary admission document which acts as a passport for three main categories of community status goods.
- Commercial samples (The ATA Carnet is a commercial document, and as such values shown must reflect the current retail value in the UK)
- Goods for presentation or use at trade fairs, shows, exhibitions or similar events
- Professional equipment (which is solely for use by, or under the personal supervision of the holder or their nominated representative)
During his State-side trip, Mr Salmond made an appearance on Craig Ferguson's US talk show, the Late Night Show, and attended the world premier of new Disney Pixar film, Brave.
Scotland's national tourism body launched its biggest-ever global advertising campaign to coincide with the release of what Disney and VisitScotland hope will be with biggest Scottish-themed blockbuster since Braveheart.
It is hoped VisitScotland's £7-million campaign will reach 80 million people worldwide.
Officials hope the film, which is set in a mythical Scotland, will attract extra visitors from around the world and boost the country's economy by £140m.
To find out more about ATA Carnets and the work of the Chamber's International Trade division call 0141 204 8330.