Chamber prepares for surge in paperwork requests ahead of Paris Olympics

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With exactly one month to go until the opening of Paris 2024 on 26th July, East Midlands Chamber is gearing up to support the region’s sporting bodies by supplying a key declaration document needed to take sporting equipment overseas.

ATA Carnets, which allow the temporary import of goods to other countries without paying tax or import duty, have been a requirement at customs desks since the UK left the EU and cover items ranging from instruments for touring musicians to lawn mowers for a landscaper.

East Midlands Chamber International Trade Manager Lucy Granger said: “If you think of athletes going to Paris 2024, a tennis player is going to have to take 25 rackets, others will need canoes, javelins or shot-puts.  If there’s a catering company going from the UK,

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