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Importer Security Filing

Importer Security Filing - Schenker helps you meet these government rules

In response to the Safe Port Act of 2006, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) is collecting additional data electronically from both importers and ocean carriers for improved high-risk targeting, and to prevent smuggling thereby ensuring a greater level of cargo safety and security.

This means that importers or their agents are required to transmit the additional data elements to CBP either via the Automated Broker Interface (ABI) or ACE eManifest (M1) at least 24-hours prior to cargo laden on board an ocean vessel destined to the United States.

Data elements that are required from the Importer are:

  • Manufacturer name and address
  • Seller name and address
  • Container stuffing location
  • Consolidator (stuffer) name and address
  • Buyer name and address
  • Ship to name and address
  • Importer of record number
  • Consignee number
  • Country of origin of goods
  • Commodity HTS number (to 6 digits)
  • Bill of Lading Number

Important Update: CBP began enforcing compliance to the regulation effective from July 9, 2013. Enforcement actions can include the issuance of liquidated damages to the importer of record in the amount of $5,000 per violation, maximum $10,000 per ISF for late, inaccurate and/or incomplete ISFs, cargo holds and cargo examinations.

Secure your Importer Security Filing solution from Schenker

With the responsibility on the importer to collect these data elements and file so much earlier in the shipment process, how can you ensure you will have the proper data filed on time, every time? By partnering with Schenker.

We offer a total solution that provides on-line access for you and/or your designated supply chain vendors or trading partners, so that all of the required data to be filed for your ocean imports can be entered, viewed and edited for each filing. Depending on your company's technological capabilities, you can take advantage of one of several filing solutions:

  • Send and load data electronically via EDI.
  • Enter data manually through secure web access via our Importer Security Filing portal.
  • Enter data via an online form located on the upper right column.
  • Enter data in the Importer Security Filing Form that can be sent to us as an email attachment.

Let Schenker partner with you to ensure all the data required by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for your Importer Security Filing is correct, and complete, every time, on time. Please contact your sales account representative or your nearest Schenker Customs Brokerage office for more information.

Last modified: 18.10.2016

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