Penalties for ISF Non-compliance

We have been notified that Customs and Border Protection will begin full enforcement of ISF on July 9, 2013. As of that date, CBP will start issuing liquidated damages against ISF importers for ISF non-compliance.

Please advise your shippers that the ISF must be filed with CBP 24 hours prior to your cargo being laden aboard the vessel destined for arrival in the United States. Flegenheimer International will file the ISF with Customs the day the 10+2 form is received, but that means that many shippers must send it a day ahead to make sure we receive it in time to file 24 hours prior to cargo departure.

Please make sure that your shippers complete the 10+2 form thoroughly, filling out all requested items of information:

For Seller, Manufacturer, Container Stuffing Location and Consolidator: Please have the supplier provide the name of the firm and the complete address of each entity.

For Buyer and Ship to: Please provide the name of the firm and complete address. (For Ship to: the address should be in the U.S.)

In addition, please have the supplier provide the date of departure, the date of arrival, the port of loading and the port of discharge.

If you have any questions regarding proper completion of the 10+2 form or regarding  ISF filing in general, do not hesitate to call us. Don’t risk delays in filing due to missing or incomplete 10+2 information.

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