Also know as the U.S. Customs Border Protection’s Importer Security Filing, the ISF filing should be handled in timely and efficient matter. The penalties for not filing prior to the goods arriving the United States are $5,000 dollars.
Generally, the shipper at origin should provide the freight forwarder with the ISF filing declarations in order to classify and alert US Customs Border Patrol of the arriving goods. The 10+2 filing became effective on January 26, 2009. It is recommended that the 10+2 filing be executed 3 to 5 business days prior to the vessel arriving a U.S. Port.
For additional information, please contact our office at 1.305.600.2064