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ATA Carnets: Stars Align in Liverpool

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Liverpool John Lennon Airport has been awarded a 5-star rating for On-Time Performance by OAG, the world’s leading air travel intelligence company. Out of 18 UK airports, Liverpool’s was the only one to receive five stars. In 2002, the airport was renamed Liverpool John Lennon Airport after one of its brightest stars, John Lennon of The Beatles.

Less than ten miles from the 5-star airport is an ATA Carnet issuing office inside the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce at One Old Hall Street. In 2015, the Chamber partnered with boomerang carnets®, a Trustpilot 5-star rated US company, to offer UK exporters an easy and economical way to temporarily export. I’m talking about using ATA Carnets to avoid paying import duty and import tax on your temporary exports. Commonly referred to as The Merchandise Passports, ATA Carnets have many benefits including:

· Internationally accepted customs document

· Eliminates duties and taxes for temporary imports into 87 carnet countries & territories

· Valid for unlimited imports/exports into multiple countries for up to 12 months

· Serves as Registration with HM Customs upon re-entry into the UK

With the LCC/boomerang carnets®UK partnership growth at 132.3% between 2015 and 2019, wouldn’t you say ATA Carnets are stars, too?

There’s more to this celestial story. The stars aligned recently when Liverpool’s ATA Carnet Specialist, Sarah Woolley, received a commendation from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II for her dedication to UK exporters. Sarah, Liverpool Chamber’s export document veteran, has dedicated more than 26 years to servicing the needs of UK exporters. In her role as Export Documentation Manager/Carnet Specialist, Sarah oversees the issuance of approximately 20,000 export documents annually, including 1,200+ ATA Carnets since partnering with boomerang carnets UK.

Plan to use the best when it comes to your temporary exports, use Liverpool Chamber’s boomerang carnets® and Liverpool’s fast, easy, friendly airport: a 5-star airport named after a 5-star singer, a 5-star carnet issuing office with a “star” ATA Carnet Specialist commended by Her Majesty—a star in her own right! Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s logo features his famous song lyrics “above us only sky”: that is a sky filled with stars.


Sarah can be reached
by phone 0808 189 3400 or


OAG’s 2019 On-time Performance Star Ratings are at .