New Updated Regulations May 2014.
On May 13, Customs & Border Protection (CBP) headquarters issued guidance to its local CBP ports across the nation that revised the strategy for Importer Security Filing enforcement and reset the 12-month Headquarters review period. The revised enforcement strategy shifts the focus to the most serious and repeatedly problematic offenders.
The key points of the guidance are:
Let us file your Importer Security Filings.
We are experts when it comes to to procedures and filing.
Importer Security Filing, ISF (10+2) became mandatory January 26th 2010. ISF is composed of 10 data elements which are required to be sent to US Customs on all import shipments arriving via sea-freight into the United States. This information is in addition to and distinct from the AMS data elements that the Steamship lines are required to file with US Customs.
As a licensed US Customs Broker, We are certified to file your ISF transactions with US Customs. ISF filings must be done prior to your shipment being on board the vessel at its origin point. A few items may be updated in transit; however, it is important on the US Importer to ensure that the filings are done timely and correctly. Marine Air Land Intl Services LLC works in conjunction with its overseas agents and and partners to ensure your ISF information is filed properly, thereby protecting you from a possible ($5000) penalty customs may assess for failing to or incorrectly filing your ISF information.
There are a few requirements which must be met in order to allow us to file ISF and/or Customs Entries on your behalf. We will need the following:
Customs Power of Attorney
Non-Refundable Customs Bonds
(Annual Customs Bond Holders do not need a separate bond for ISF)
Contact with your overseas partners
IMPORTER SECURITY FILING (10+2) QUICK FACTS
Importer of Record is ultimately responsible for filing
Mandatory for all Imports by Sea Freight (as of Jan 2010)
Penalties: $5000 per shipment for non filing or incorrect ISF submissions
Customs Power of Attorney Required
ISF Customs Bond Required
ISF must be filed no less than 24 hours prior to your shipment loading on board the vessel overseas
ISF and Customs Clearance are separate transactions
No ISF filing is required for air, rail or truck freight shipments
Shipments without ISF data on file may be issued "DO NOT LOAD" messages at origin
10 DATA ELEMENTS REQUIRED FOR ISF FILING
Supplier or Manufacturer
Container Stuffing Location
Importer of Record or FTZ Applicant
Ship to Party/Consignee Number
AMS Waybill Number
Country of Origin
Marine Air Land Intl Services LLC is an active ISF filer and has a web based portal for clients/agents to assist in completion of ISF entries. Additionally, we have a form that can be used for manual entry of ISF information.
Marine Air Land Intl Services LLC PO box 281233 San Francisco CA 94128 510-887-7800 Fax 866-486-4388 Email: Support@marineairland.com