This page contains answers to common questions handled by our support staff, along with
some tips that we have found useful are presented here as questions.
ATA Carnets may be used for unlimited exits and entries into the U.S. and foreign
countries (Carnets are valid for one year).
Over 50 countries and territories accept Carnets which eliminate value-added taxes
(VAT), duties, and the posting of security normally required for
temporary importation, simplifying the customs procedures.
Info about ATA Carnet countries and on-line applications for a Carnet, visit www.atacarnet.com
Most large, technically complex tenders are released by the Central Trust of China
(CTC), a quasi-statal organization that has procurement and other responsibilities.
Agencies that need to purchase equipment inform the CTC of their requirements, the CTC
announces and administers the tender procedures; any technical evaluations are performed
by the purchasing entity or its surrogates.
While the CTC handles a large portion of Taiwan authority purchases of advanced
equipment, the bulk of Taiwan authority purchases are administered by the purchasing
entities themselves(telecommunication...etc.). Most of these tenders require firms with a
local presence(with a Taiwan office or representative).
EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange, a common definition for EDI is "the
transfer of structured data, by agreed message standards, from one computer application to
another by electronic means and with a minimum of human intervention".
UN/EDIFACT stands for United Nations Electronic Data Interchange for
Administration, Commerce and Transport which comprises of a set of internationally agreed
standards, directories and guidelines for the electronic interchange of data.
Trading partners have a variety of options to exchange information through physical
media, such as tapes or diskettes, or via telecommunication links. The recommended option
is the telecommunication link, the following are the most commonly used:
- Point to point private leased lines
- Public telephone networks
- Public packet switched networks - X.25
- Value Added Network (VAN)
VANs are the most popular means of communications for efficiency and security. It works
as a post office from where messages are sent, received and stored in the client P.O. Box.
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