There’s more data required now when offshoring from new sources of supply.

May 27th, 2009

How you import products from abroad now requires Importer Security Filing (ISF) which is also known as 10+2 because 10 additional data elements will be required from U.S. importers and 2 additional data set items will be required from carriers.

How you import products from abroad now requires Importer Security Filing (ISF) which is also known as 10+2 because 10 additional data elements will be required from U.S. importers and 2 additional data set items will be required from carriers.

Launched in January of 2009, importers and vessel operating ocean carriers are required to provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection CBP with advance notification for all ocean vessel shipments inbound to the United States.

Behind The Importer Security Filing Program (ISF) or 10+2 is an attempt at helping to prevent terrorist weapons from being transported to the United States and to improve Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ability to identify high-risk shipments so as to prevent smuggling and ensure cargo safety and security.

The following 10 data elements are required from the Importer:

1. Manufacturer (or supplier) name and address
2. Seller (or owner) name and address
3. Buyer (or owner) name and address
4. Ship-to name and address
5. Container stuffing location
6. Consolidator (stuffer) name and address
7. Importer of record number/foreign trade zone applicant identification number
8. Consignee number(s)
9. Country of origin
10. Commodity Harmonized Tariff Schedule number

From the carrier, 2 data elements are required:

1. Vessel stow plan
2. Container status messages

Ask your solutions provider if they have this information available to assist you in you off shoring plans.

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