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ATA Carnet Best Practices (Webinar Recording + Presentation Materials)

31 Dec 2023
10:00am - 11:00am PST

ATA Carnet Best Practices

Presented by Amanda Barlow
(purchase includes a copy of the webinar recording + presentation slides)

ATA Carnets are an internationally accepted customs document that facilitates international trade by removing the need to post duties and taxes when temporarily importing cargo into a foreign country. Over the course of the presentation you will learn about ATA Carnets, how they can benefit your business, which countries accept ATA Carnets, best practices for customs clearance and handling, latest developments in the global ATA Carnet network, and finally strategies to avoid a claim from foreign customs.

Over the course of the presentation you will learn the ins and outs of ATA Carnets:

  • Benefits of using ATA Carnets over other forms of temporary entry
  • ATA Carnet accepting countries 
  • Best practices for customs clearance
  • Mitigating and resolving ATA Carnet customs claims
  • ATA Carnet bond underwriting and aggregate liability
  • Status of the electronic ATA Carnet pilot


Amanda Barlow is the Regional Vice President for Roanoke’s Western Region. Amanda oversees the sales and operations of the Long Beach and San Francisco offices. She is responsible for managing client relationships and directing sales initiatives with a focus on quality of service to ensure we deliver a superior client experience that serves as a sustainable differentiator for Roanoke in her region. Amanda seeks new business opportunities, and contributes to developing product and technology initiatives to ensure we are always meeting our clients’ needs and covering their risk exposures. She monitors underwriting practices, and ensures our brokerage operation is run consistently and efficiently. Amanda is a licensed insurance broker who specializes in ATA Carnets, cargo insurance, customs bonds, errors & omissions, and property & casualty for international trade and transportation specialists.

Since Amanda has been with Roanoke she has severed in a variety of roles within the company. Most recently, Amanda was our Vice President of Client Experience which was focused on understanding our client’s needs whether from a risk management perspective, sales tools and support or simply how we can support our clients as they grow and evolve in the ever changing market place. Originally Amanda joined Roanoke in 2014 as the Vice President of ATA Carnet and she was responsible for the daily management of customer service operations, and sales of the ATA Carnet product and all its related services nationwide. Amanda’s career has been very focused on ATA Carnet and she is still involved in the strategic leadership and development of ATA Carnet, especially as we move into a digital environment.

Amanda is a member of the Air Forwarders Association Board of Directors and is active in the AirCargo Conference Committee. The Air Forwarders Association serves as the voice of the air forwarding industry. Seeing industry issues emerge in a real time through Amanda’s involvement with the AFA allows her to better understand the ever changing risks of our clients. In addition, Amanda was appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s District Export Council (DEC) of Southern California, one of more than 60 DECs that exist throughout the country to support the U.S. Government’s export promotion efforts.

Amanda regularly presents on behalf of Roanoke for a wide variety of associations, department of commerce, and trade groups’ educational events, seminars and webinars. In 2018, she was appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s District Export Council (DEC) of Southern California, one of more than 60 DECs that exist throughout the country to support the U.S. Government’s export promotion efforts. Amanda is a member of the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of America’s Educational Institute (NCBFAA-EI) Marketing Subcommittee, along with representing Roanoke and our clients in the Trade Support Network (TSN) and USCIB’s Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee. She served as the Secretary and Marketing Chair on the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) New York chapter’s board of directors from 2009 until 2012, and is now an active member of the OWIT chapter in Orange County, CA.

Amanda authored and taught for several semesters the Export Promotion Marketing course for the international trade and marketing department at her alma mater the State University of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT-SUNY), where she has been an Adjunct professor since 2006. She has also served on FIT-SUNY’s Gemini Shippers Association’s Scholarship Committee, as well as their International Industry Advisory Board, which ensures that the curriculum is continually in line with industry advancements.

Prior to joining Roanoke, Amanda was the Marketing Director in the Carnet and Trade Services Department of US Council for International Business (USCIB). She was responsible for the marketing, promotion and development of USCIB’s Trades Services. She joined USCIB in 2005 as an entry level ATA Carnet issuing representative, and moved very quickly into managing their trade services which included ATA Carnets, eCertificates of Origin and the international bookstore known for the sale of Incoterms®. Before joining the USCIB, Amanda worked with ATA Carnets for a New York-based Italian fashion house. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in International Trade and Marketing from FIT-SUNY.


This event originally aired on October 26, 2022.

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