US Customs issued an alert stating that all ocean importers to the United States NOT in compliance with issuing an ISF 10+2 beforehand will be subject to penalties/liquidated damages effective July 9th, 2013.
“In order to achieve the most compliance with the least disruption to the trade and to domestic port operations, CBP has been applying a measured and commonsense approach to Importer Security Filing (ISF or 10+2) enforcement. On July 9, 2013 CBP will begin full enforcement of ISF, and will start issuing liquidated damages against ISF importers and carriers for ISF non-compliance.”
World Class Shipping Import Operations has a program dedicated to keeping importers in compliance with these regulations. File ISF 10+2 with us today, before your freight heads to the USA!