|Type 10 (OCS Shipments / Reserved for shipments arriving from a U.S. outer continental shelf point or from vessels operating over a U.S. OCS point (e.g. rigs, derrick barges, seismic vessels).
ISF MUST be filed, 24 hours BEFORE your shipment could leave Foreign Port.
Here's the info we will need from your factory/supplier to file ISF (below 1 to 11). 2-4 days BEFORE your shipment is about leave foreign port, they will be emailing you with Documents (Invoice, Packing-list, Bill-of-Lading /
BL, ISF Form) + HTC code + Photos-Picture-of-Import-items +Fumigation-Certificate/Report (if any) +Country-of-Origin(notice sample) + Materials that is made out of, on all doc's, IF Fabric/Textile, Must have% (ie:
cotton%, woven% & etc.) & HTC code + Photo-pictures of Labels/Marks/Stamp, out-side of the Boxes/Crates/Shipment. & other related documents to your shipment (if any)
IF shipment is SUBJECT-to; FDA, USDA, Lacey-Act, FWS, any US Government Agencies, ADD / CVD, Hazard, Trademark, Patent, Fumigation-Certificate/Report & etc, Please forward all documents to us with below info
IF you have NOT receive any above Documents, we could contact your factory/supplier & WE WILL DO ALL THE WORK FOR YOU, all we need is your factory/supplier info (email & name) OR you could give our email to
your supplier & have them email us, and you
Vessel Name, Vessel #, Vessel Flag, Captain Full Name, Contact person & Etc.
2. Importer/Consignee/Agent in U.S.:
Company Name, Street Address. Fl./Rm/Suite (If any). City, State. Zip, Tax-ID, Contact person full name, Phone #, Email, Scan color copy of Driver Licence or Passport.
3. Owner of Goods:
Company Name, Street Address. Fl./Rm/Suite (If any). City, State. Zip, Tax-ID, Contact person full name, Phone #, Email & Etc.
4. Last Foreign Address:
Last Foreign Lived/Resided/Worked Address Street Address. Fl./Rm/Suite/Apt # (If any). City, State. Zip
5. mm/dd/yyyy of depart from Foreign Port
6. mm/dd/yyyy of arrival at U.S. Port
7. Name of U.S. Port arriving at
8. Value of this shipment
9. HTC / HTS Code Harmonized Tariff Code (IF factory can Not supply, don't worry) (click here) to search your own HTC/HTS code
OR (click here) to call & email US Customs Import Specialist Team.
10. Do you have Bond???, If NOT apply here for Single ISF Bond (click here) OR Continuous Import Bond (click here). To complete ISF filing with US Customs you MUST have Bond.
If ISF is NOT file with US Customs (CBP), CBP can and will assessed penalty / fines of up to $5,000 for each violation(s). ISF 10+2 Filing is Importer Responsibility, NO others. To Avoid penalty " LET US FILE ISF
FOR YOU TODAY."
Details about US Customs & Import requirements (click here) ISF Filing Cost & other details (click here)
|Customs and Border Protection to Begin Enforcing Import Security Filing on July 9, 2013
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that they will begin full enforcement of Importer Security
Filing (ISF) regulations on July 9, 2013 and will start issuing liquidated damages against ISF importers
and carriers for ISF non-compliance.
LATE OR INACCURATE ISF TRANSMISSIONS
CBP will assess liquidated damages in accordance with the relevant mitigation guidelines which were
published in the CBP Bulletin on July 17, 2009. There can be multiple errors on an ISF transmission and in
accordance with the guidelines, CBP may assess / fines a claim for liquidated damages as follows:
$5,000 per late ISF,
$5,000 per inaccurate ISF, and
$5,000 for the first inaccurate ISF update.
Additional Statutory Penalties may be assessed for serious or repetitive violations.
FAILURE TO FILE AN ISF
Because liquidated damages cannot be assessed for the failure to file an ISF if no bond is in place, CBP
will withhold the release or transfer of the cargo until CBP receives the required ISF information and has
had the opportunity to review the documentation and conduct any necessary examination. CBP also
reserves the right to not permit unlading of merchandise for which no ISF has been filed, and, if such cargo
is unladen without permission, it may be subject to seizure.
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS:
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2415, the statute of limitations for ISF liquidated damages is six years from the
date of the breach of the bond. CBP will not limit its authority to enforce the ISF requirements.
First violation: If an ISF Importer incurs a liquidated damages claim for filing a late or inaccurate ISF or an
inaccurate ISF update, the liquidated damages claim may be cancelled upon payment of an amount
between $1,000 and $2,000, depending on the presence of mitigating or aggravating factors, if CBP
determines that law enforcement goals were not compromised by the violation.
Subsequent Violations: If an ISF Importer incurs a subsequent liquidated damages claim for filing a late or
inaccurate ISF or an inaccurate ISF update, the liquidated damages claim may be cancelled upon payment
of an amount not less than $2,500 if CBP determines that law enforcement goals were not compromised
by the violation.
No relief will be granted if CBP determines that law enforcement goals were compromised by the violation.
ADDITIONAL MITIGATION FOR C-TPAT PARTICIPANTS:
An ISF Importer which is a certified Tier 2 or Tier 3 C-TPAT member may receive additional mitigation of up
to 50% of the normal mitigation amount, depending upon tier of C-TPAT participation.
"CBP will begin the liquidated damages phase of ISF enforcement on July 9, 2013...CBP may issue liquidated damages of $5,000 per violation for the submission of an inaccurate, incomplete or untimely filing.
Liquidated damages in simplified terms refer to a penalty secured by a bond. If goods for which an ISF has not been filed arrive in the U.S., CBP may withhold the release or transfer of the cargo... Additionally, non
compliant cargo could be subject to further inspection on arrival.
ISF enforcement taking effect July 9. Although answers to the few questions remaining open will be shared once the Subcommittee receives them from CBP, highlighted below are the answers received to date.
1. Importer Security Filing enforcement begins on July 9, 2013. All ISFs filed on or after that day, must be complete, timely and accurate.
2. For practical purposes, CBP will measure timeliness from 24 hours prior to the ship’s departure.
3. CBP has no message about the timeliness of the ISF. The ISF filing and acceptance are in the ISF history when a filer transmits and receives the acceptance.
4. An ISF is not an entry and does not liquidate. There is no closing of an ISF transaction. The statutory limitation for liquidated damages is six years.
5. For ISFs using a single transaction bond, the liquidation of the entry does not close the ISF.
6. An ISF that is timely filed, but does not immediately match the manifest is not in violation. The filer must correct the information on the ISF to match the carrier manifest before the arrival of the vessel to avoid
. liquidated damages. CBP will still send out non-match warnings as they do now.
7. CBP has informally told the trade that they will take a measured approach and focus the highest priority on negligent importers that have not filed and on importers that had been filing and then stopped. However,
. all violations are subject to enforcement and CBP could issue penalties where they think it is necessary.
8. All potential ISF liquidated damages cases will be sent to CBP Headquarters for review. This will be in effect for at least the first 12 months.
9. CBP will most probably not issue a claim for shipments that are a little bit late / missed by an importer that has consistently been compliant. PAST PERFORMANCE will be part of the review and a good record will count
10. CBP will not allow an entry if an ISF has not been filed. (Remember the term “ISF-Jail" / "ISF-Hold").
11. CBP will watch for abuse of the use of an ISF without a bond for commercial shipments.
13. A deleted ISF is not a non-file. There may be legitimate reasons to delete an ISF and replace it.
14. There could be multiple reasons for liquidated damages penalties on a particular ISF. However, CBP has set a cap of a maximum of $10,000.00 against any one ISF.
15. There will be no comparison between the ISF and the entry. The ISF is for targeting. If there are differences between the manifest and the ISF or if there is an exam that shows that the ISF was incorrect, then the
. ISF could be subject to liquidated damages.
16. CBP will not generally consider small generic discrepancies as a violation of accuracy, for example shirts vs. blouses.
17. CBP will take systematic problems into consideration in reviewing the cases.
18. CBP has the expectation that importers must be 100 percent compliant. If not 100 percent compliant, importers could be exposed to liquidated damages cases.
. a. All payment MUST received within 72 hours (3 days), to AVOID Cancellations/Termination/Deletion of your ISF filing. All invoice is email ONLY.
. b. IF your ISF filing was DELETED permanently/temporarily for Non-payement, Late-payment, Late-ISF-filing, ISF info is/was misleading/missing, consignee didn't notify up-date/corrections &/or etc., US Customs
. can/will assess penalty / lien / Fines / Liquidated Damages up-to $5,000.00 per shipment to you/Importer/consignee &/or shipment as "ISF-Hold", until ISF is Filed/RE-filed correctly &/or could Confiscate/Seize.
. c. IF "ISF-Jail" / "ISF-Hold", shipment could be delay 1-5 working days with storage fees (when your shipment is in US), Exam (fees), pay other RE-filing fees, pay ISF-Jail" / "ISF-Hold" Release fees $45 & etc,
. d. Please review 3 pages of ISF report (Attach) & let us know if any correction needs to be made. All up-date/correction must be made 24 hours before you shipment could leave foreign port.
. e. IF up-date/correction is made 23 hours & 59 mins BEFORE your shipment is about to leave foreign port or after your shipment has left foreign port. US Customs could/will Exam, "ISF-Hold" & etc.
. f. If your ISF filing is showing "NO BILL MATCH", please contact your supplier/shipping company & let them know they MUST file AMS, 48 hours before your shipment could leave foreign port, otherwise it can "ISF-Hold"
. g. You/Importer/Consignee is RESPONSIBLE: all fees, US Laws, International Laws, Penalize/Fines, all informations on all documents (Arrival Notice, Invoice, Packing-list, Bill-of-Lading/BL) + HTC code & etc.
. h. For other hold(s) & etc by US Customs, please view www.cbp.gov . US Customs has 6 years for ISF final ruling & 6 years for Customs Clearing Entry Filing final rulling. "Please do NOT assumed".
|CODED TRANSACTIONS: ( 11 Type's )
CBP has programmed its system to accept 12 different ISF-12
Transaction types. More types will be added as needed (e.g.,
Type 10 for OCS shipments).
01. ISF type / Standard: This transaction type covers the vast
majority of commercial shipments. ( Importers )
02. ISF type / Ship To: Should be used for shipments that have
not yet been sold to a buyer in the U.S. Typically used for
commodities shipments (e.g., coffee beans, cocoa, etc.).
"Sold on the Water"
03. ISF type / HHG/PE: Should be used for all
HouseHold Goods (HHG) and personal effects (PE) shipments.
This includes shipments for returning military members,
other U.S. governmental personnel and their families.
No bond is required / some RESTRICTIONS: SUBJECT-to.
04. ISF type / U.S. Government and U.S. Military: Only to be used
for actual government or military shipments No bond is required.
05. ISF type Diplomatic: Only to be used by foreign entities
entitled to diplomatic immunity. No bond is required.
06. ISF type Carnet: Covers shipments arriving under a carnet.
No bond is required.
07. ISF type U.S. Goods: Reserved for shipments containing
solely U.S. Goods Returned.
08. ISF type FTZ Shipments: Reserved for shipments going into
a Foreign Trade Zone.
09. ISF type / International Mail: Reserved for USPS mail
shipments. No bond is required / RESTRICTIONS: SUBJECT-to.
10. ISF type / OCS Shipments: Reserved for shipments arriving
from a US outer continental shelf point or from vessels operating
over a US OCS point (e.g. rigs, derrick barges, seismic vessels)
11. Informal ISF Filing: type1 with shipment value less then $2500
. Some RESTRICTIONS: SUBJECT-to.
12. To file your Importer Security Filing (ISF 5+2) / ISF 5+2 is for
only: Immediate Exportation (IE) or Transportation and
Exportation (TE) / Logistic company with C3 bond could issue.
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|1. ISF 10+2 (Importer Security Filing) / ISF FAQ. 63 pages / (click here)
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3. Air Forwarders by Air Forwarders Association / iata.org.
4. Ocean Freight Forwarder: Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)
5. Filing a Complaint Freight Forwarder/NVOCC/ etc with FMC.gov.
6. US Government Agencies / www.usa.gov.
7. For more links to import, export & etc. Industry.
8. Basic Importing by CBP.gov (Import requirements 211 pages) & for others.
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