Our ISF software can help you meet requirements stemming from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection rule that requires carriers to submit "10+2" additional pieces of information to CBP 24 hours before vessels are loaded: ten from the importer (also known as the Importer Security Filing or ISF), and two from the carrier.
Visual Compliance Import Solutions provide increased awareness and visibility over your import processes—from pre-notification (ISF/10+2) through release, entry (ABI) and liquidation. It also delivers alerts and notifications when compliance violations are discovered—notifying the right people to help you rectify problems at their source in purchasing, manufacturing, distribution, or at your customs brokers.
It is the importer's responsibility to ensure that the ISF is filed and accurate; failure to provide the 10 data elements to CBP on time will result in penalties equal to the value of the shipment, not to mention the cost of shipping delays.
If you're an importer, you need to be capable of submitting this information to CBP, and you need to ensure that your carriers are prepared to provide the additional information as well. Our Importer Security Filing software can help.
This information is used to help CBP and the Department of Homeland Security better assess and identify high-risk shipments from entering the United States.
The Federal Register announced the final approval for the "10+2" Rule on November 25, 2008; the Rule officially came into effect on January 25, 2009 with CBP taking a phased in approach.