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Elimination of Late filed ISF (Importer Security Filing) Transmissions

The trade community has received a message from CBP (US Customs & Border Protection) on the “Elimination of Late filed ISF (Importer Security Filing) Transmissions“.


“Effective January 10, 2015, late ISF submissions will no longer be exempt from the bond requirement and most ISF transactions will require a bond when they are filed. To avoid delay or examination upon arrival, importers should ensure that bonds are in place to cover the ISF transaction prior to the cargo being loaded on the vessel destined for the United States.


To electronically enforce this requirement, ISF Types 5 and 6 (Late ISF-10- No Bond and Late ISF-5- No Bond, respectively) will no longer be accepted as of January 10, 2015.”


Updated documentation will be published to the CBP website shortly.


If you have any questions you wish to discuss with CBP, please submit an email to security filing general.


Beth Morris is available should you have any questions or by phone at 843-577-3630.

We are a certified and validated member of Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism.