Importer Security Filing (ISF) Progress Reports Available

On October 26, 2009, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reminded importers that it is still accepting registation for Importer Security Filing (ISF) Progress Reports. 

CBP will begin full enforcement of the Importer Security Filing (ISF), popularly known as the "10+2" rule, on January 26, 2010. The 10+2 rule requires that importers and carriers transmit certain cargo information to CBP for imports destined to enter the U.S. or a free trade zone in the U.S., via the Automated Broker Interface (ABI) or Automated Manifest System (AMS).  In preparation for the new requirements, CBP is providing all ISF filers with a progress report. CBP urges companies to review these reports with their ISF filers to address filing inaccuracies or delayed data transmissions during the flexible enforcement period currently in effect.  

ISF Filers and C-TPAT Tier 2 and Tier 3 are eligible for the progress report, and may request their copy by contacting: Progress_Report@cbp.dhs.gov.

The filers' request should include:  Company Name, Filer Code, Point of Contact, Point of Contact Telephone, and E-mail address to which the report should be sent.  

C-TPAT Tier 2 and 3 importers should provide the same information except they should provide their tier level and, instead of a filer code, the importer of record numbers they wish included in the report.