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Leslie Levy August's Profile


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Leslie Levy August has more than 25 years of experience in international trade with a specialty in temporary exports including customs clearance for international trade shows and exhibitions. Leslie is a co-owner of Corporation for International Business aka boomerang carnets which provides over 6000 temporary export documents to US exporters, including US companies exhibiting overseas, annually. 

As an evangelist for ATA Carnets, Ms. August provides ATA Carnet  training for US organizations involved in international trade fairs and exhibitions, helping them avoid payment of duties and taxes on temporary imports.  In 2011 she developed and launched the authoritative website,, which is regarded as the most complete online resource for ATA Carnets in the world. Her blog micro-focuses on global ATA Carnet news and activity with posts targeted to industries that rely on temporary exports such as international exhibitions.  In 2012 Leslie started a LinkedIn ATA Carnet User and Discussion Group to serve the worldwide community of logistics professionals and carnet users.

Some of the professional organizations and industries that Ms. August is committed to include:

  • ·     District Export Council of Northern California – Department of Commerce Appointee

  •       Women in International Trade –Northern California – Member and Sponsor

  •       League of American Orchestras – Business Member and Sponsor

  •       Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International –Business Member and Sponsor

Leslie’s professional background began with The Roanoke Companies, a national insurance broker specializing in international trade surety and insurance where she was a Regional Vice President of the New York office as well as a Director. She also co-founded the first film and television digital post-production facility in New York City in 1990, Digipix Editorial. Her educational background includes an M.A. in Economics from DePaul University and professional theatre training. She holds a Certified Global Business Professional designation and is a licensed Property and Casualty insurance broker in the state of California.