On January 26, 2009, the new rule titled importer security filing and additional carrier requirements (commonly known as "10+2") went into effect.  This rule applies to import cargo arriving to the united states by vessel. Failure to comply with the rule could ultimately result in monetary penalties, increased inspections and delay of cargo.​

ISF importers, or their agent, must provide eight data elements, no later than 48 hours before the cargo is laden aboard a vessel destined to the United States.

Those data elements include:  

  • Seller

  • Buyer

  • Importer Of Record

  • Consignee Number(S)

  • Manufacturer (Or Supplier)

  • Ship To Party

  • Consolidator

  • Stuffing Location

  • Country Of Origin

  • Commodity Harmonized Tariff Schedule Number

  • Master Bill of Lading

  • AMS Bill of Lading

  • Vessel Departure Date


CBP may issue liquidated damages of $5,000 per violation for the submission of an inaccurate, incomplete or untimely filing. 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; CBP may refuse to grant a permit to unlade for the merchandise; and if such cargo is unladen without permission, it may be subject to seizure. Additionally, noncompliant cargo could be subject to “do not load” orders at origin or further inspection on arrival.


​Please visit http://www.cbp.gov/ for the latest information on the Importer Security Filing “10+2” program.  




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