CBP Extends Comment Period for Proposed "10+2" Rule

On February 1, 2008, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice in the Federal Register extending the comment period for its proposed "10+2" filing requirement for ocean cargo by 15 days until March 18, 2008. It is expected that many interested parties will be filing comments on the proposed rule.

On January 2, 2008, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a proposed rule regarding importer security filing and additional carrier requirements, also known as the "10+2" rule. The proposed rule will require that importers and carriers to submit additional information regarding cargo before the cargo is brought into the U.S. by vessel.  The information must be provided 24 hours prior to loading of the cargo on the vessel and via a CBP-approved electronic data interchange system.