H O M E EXPORT IMPORT CUSTOMS CLEARANCE SERVICES CONTACTS TRACKING
IMPORTER SECURITY FILING COMPLY REQUIREMENT ( ISF 10+2)
Effective Date: The Interim Final Rule took effect on January 26, 2009
United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced a new rule, known as the Importer Security Filing (ISF)
or more commonly called 10+2; which requires cargo information, for security purposes,
to be transmitted to the agency at least 48 hours before goods are loaded onto an ocean vessel for shipment into the U.S. 10+2
is pursuant to section 203 of the SAFE Port Act, and requires importers to provide 10 data elements to CBP,
as well as 2 more data elements from the carrier.
The new rule, published on November 26, 2008, went into effect on January 26, 2009. CBP is taking a phased-in approach
All ISF filings are required to be submitted electronically via the Automated Broker Interface (ABI) or the Automated Manifest System (AMS).
After the phase-in period, on January 26, 2010, 10+2 will officially be effective and importers will be required to comply. If compliance is not met,
they can face fines up to $5,000 for each violation.
IMPORT ( CUSTOMS CLERANCE)
POA ( CUSTOMS POWER OF ATTORNEY) , importer needs to be filled out prior to
Require document : Commercial Invoice, Packing List along with description of goods.