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1. ISF 10+2 (Importer Security Filing)  /  ISF  FAQ. 63 pages  /  (click here)

2. US Local Ports Contact  /  e-Allegations / Anonymous  tips (8663472423)

3. Air Forwarders by Air Forwarders Association  /  iata.org.

4. Ocean Freight Forwarder: Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)

5. Filing a Complaint Freight Forwarder/NVOCC/ etc  with FMC.gov.

6. US Government Agencies /  www.usa.gov.

7. For more links to import, export & etc.  Industry.

8. Basic Importing by  CBP.gov (Import  requirements 211 pages) &  for others.

9. All Shipment are  Incoterms  (PRE-Arranged,  BEFORE leaving foreign port)

10. Warning:  Also,  Be  aware  of  scam  hijack  emails  &  OTHER  scams.

11. Importers are  RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/fees. US Federal Court (click here)

All our website is Reference use only & our service are Arrangement only.
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Customs and Border Protection to Begin Enforcing Import Security Filing on July 9, 2013.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that they will begin full enforcement of Importer Security Filing (ISF) regulations on July 9, 2013 and will start issuing
liquidated damages against ISF importers and carriers for ISF non-compliance.

LATE OR INACCURATE ISF TRANSMISSIONS
CBP will assess liquidated damages in accordance with the relevant mitigation guidelines which were published in the CBP Bulletin on July 17, 2009. There can be multiple
errors on an ISF transmission and in accordance with the guidelines, CBP may assess / fines a claim for liquidated damages as follows:

$5,000 per late ISF,
$5,000 per inaccurate ISF, and
$5,000 for the first inaccurate ISF update.

Additional Statutory Penalties may be assessed for serious or repetitive violations.

FAILURE TO FILE AN ISF
Because liquidated damages cannot be assessed for the failure to file an ISF if no bond is in place, CBP will withhold the release or transfer of the cargo until CBP receives
the required ISF information and has had the opportunity to review the documentation and conduct any necessary examination. CBP also reserves the right to not permit
unlading of merchandise for which no ISF has been filed, and, if such cargo is unladen without permission, it may be subject to seizure.

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS:
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2415, the statute of limitations for ISF liquidated damages is six years from the date of the breach of the bond. CBP will not limit its authority to
enforce the ISF requirements.


MITIGATION GUIDELINES:
First violation: If an ISF Importer incurs a liquidated damages claim for filing a late or inaccurate ISF or an inaccurate ISF update, the liquidated damages claim may be
cancelled upon payment of an amount between
$1,000 - $2,000, depending on the presence of mitigating or aggravating factors, if CBP determines that law enforcement
goals were not compromised by the violation.

Subsequent Violations: If an ISF Importer incurs a subsequent liquidated damages claim for filing a late or inaccurate ISF or an inaccurate ISF update, the liquidated
damages claim may be cancelled upon payment of an amount not less than
$2,500 if CBP determines that law enforcement goals were not compromised by the violation.

No relief will be granted if CBP determines that law enforcement goals were compromised by the violation.

ADDITIONAL MITIGATION FOR C-TPAT PARTICIPANTS:
An ISF Importer which is a certified Tier 2 or Tier 3 C-TPAT member may receive additional mitigation of up to 50% of the normal mitigation amount, depending upon tier of
C-TPAT participation.
BEFORE any shipment arrangement, you should negotiate your shipping terms (click here) with your supplier/factory & shipping company.
1. You/importer/Consignee.  
2. Your factory/supplier payments.
3. Your foreign freight forwarder payment.  
4.
Your Cargo Insurance/all risk/total lost).
5.
Your SF Filing Agent (SEA Shipment ONLY).
6.
Your Customs Clearing Agent payment.
7.
Your US freight agent / freight forwarder / Carrier payment.    
8.
Your Exam US Customs Exam Site. & US Government Agencies.
9.
your CFS warehouse payment/LCL SEA shipment.
10.
Domestic trucking arrange payment or Pick-up your shipment yourself.
Normally on SEA Full Container International shipping: As importer, there are 10 party involved with 9 vendor payments:
BEFORE any shipment arrangement, you should negotiate your shipping terms (
click here) with your supplier/factory & shipping company.
1. You/importer.  
2. Your factory/supplier payments.
3. Your foreign freight forwarder payment.    
4.
Your Cargo Insurance/all risk/total lost).
5.
Your ISF Filing Agent (SEA Shipment ONLY).
6.
Your Customs Clearing Agent payment,
7.
Your US freight agent / freight forwarder / Carrier payment,
8.
Your Exam US Customs Exam Site. & US Government Agencies.   
9.
Your Sea Terminal Port payment/FULL Container,   
10.
Domestic trucking arrange payment or Pick-up your shipment yourself.  
Normally on AIR International shipping: As importer, there are 9 party involved with 8 payments:
BEFORE any shipment arrangement, you should negotiate your shipping terms (
click here) with your supplier/factory & shipping company.
1. You/importer.  
2. Your factory/supplier payments.
3. Your foreign freight forwarder payment.  
4.
Your Cargo Insurance/all risk/total lost).
5.
Your Customs Clearing Agent payment,
6.
Your US freight agent / freight forwarder / Carrier payment,     
7.
Your Exam US Customs Exam Site. & US Government Agencies.
8.
Your Airport Terminal Port payment,    
9.
Domestic trucking arrange payment or Pick-up your shipment yourself.   

"CBP will begin the liquidated damages phase of ISF enforcement on July 9, 2013...CBP may issue liquidated damages of $5,000 per violation for the submission of an
inaccurate, incomplete or untimely filing. Liquidated damages in simplified terms refer to a penalty secured by a bond. If goods for which an ISF has not been filed arrive in
the U.S., CBP may withhold the release or transfer of the cargo... Additionally, non compliant cargo could be subject to further inspection on arrival.

ISF enforcement taking effect July 9. Although answers to the few questions remaining open will be shared once the Subcommittee receives them from CBP, highlighted
below are the answers received to date.
1. Importer Security Filing enforcement begins on July 9, 2013. All ISFs filed on or after that day, must be complete, timely and accurate.
2. For practical purposes, CBP will measure timeliness from 24 hours prior to the ship’s departure.
3. CBP has no message about the timeliness of the ISF. The ISF filing and acceptance are in the ISF history when a filer transmits and receives the acceptance.
4. An ISF is not an entry and does not liquidate. There is no closing of an ISF transaction. The statutory limitation for liquidated damages is six years.
5. For ISFs using a single transaction bond, the liquidation of the entry does not close the ISF.
6. An ISF that is timely filed, but does not immediately match the manifest is not in violation. The filer must correct the information on the ISF to match the carrier manifest
.   before the arrival of the vessel to avoid liquidated damages. CBP will still send out non-match warnings as they do now.
7. CBP has informally told the trade that they will take a measured approach and focus the highest priority on negligent importers that have not filed and on importers that
.   had been filing and then stopped. However, all violations are subject to enforcement and CBP could issue penalties where they think it is necessary.
8. All potential ISF liquidated damages cases will be sent to CBP Headquarters for review. This will be in effect for at least the first 12 months.
9. CBP will most probably not issue a claim for shipments that are a little bit late / missed by an importer that has consistently been compliant. PAST PERFORMANCE
.   will be part of the review and a good record will count
10. CBP will not allow an entry if an ISF has not been filed. (Remember the term “
ISF-Jail" /  "ISF-Hold").
11. CBP will watch for abuse of the use of an ISF without a bond for commercial shipments.
13.  A deleted ISF is not a non-file. There may be legitimate reasons to delete an ISF and replace it.
14. There could be multiple reasons for liquidated damages penalties on a particular ISF. However, CBP has set a cap of a maximum of $10,000.00 against any one ISF.
15. There will be no comparison between the ISF and the entry. The ISF is for targeting. If there are differences between the manifest and the ISF or if there is an exam that
.      shows that the ISF was incorrect, then the ISF could be subject to liquidated damages.
16. CBP will not generally consider small generic discrepancies as a violation of accuracy, for example shirts vs. blouses.
17. CBP will take systematic problems into consideration in reviewing the cases.
18. CBP has the expectation that importers must be 100 percent compliant. If not 100 percent compliant, importers could be exposed to liquidated damages cases.
.   a. All payment MUST received within 72 hours (3 days), to AVOID Cancellations/Termination/Deletion of your ISF filing.  All invoice is email ONLY.  
.   b. IF your ISF filing was DELETED permanently/temporarily for Non-payement, Late-payment, Late-ISF-filing, ISF info is/was misleading/missing, consignee didn't notify
.        up-date/corrections &/or etc.,  US Customs can/will assess  penalty / lien / Fines / Liquidated  Damages  up-to  $5,000.00  per  shipment  to you/Importer/consignee
.        &/or shipment as "ISF-Hold", until ISF is Filed/RE-filed correctly &/or could Confiscate/Seize.
.   c. IF "ISF-Hold", shipment could be delay 1-5 working days with storage fees (when your shipment is in US),  Exam (fees),  pay other RE-filing fees,  pay ISF-Hold
.        Release fees $45 & etc,
.   d. Please review 3 pages of ISF report (Attach) & let us know if any correction needs to be made.  All up-date/correction must be made 24 hours before you shipment
.        could leave foreign port.
.   e. IF up-date/correction is made 23 hours & 59 mins BEFORE your shipment is about to leave foreign port  or  after your shipment has left foreign port.  US Customs
.        could/will Exam, "ISF-Hold" & etc.
.    f. If your ISF filing is showing "NO BILL MATCH", please contact your supplier/shipping company & let them know they MUST file AMS, 48 hours before your shipment
.        could leave foreign port, otherwise it can "ISF-Hold"
.   g. You/Importer/Consignee is RESPONSIBLE: all fees, US Laws, International Laws, Penalize/Fines, all informations on all documents (Arrival Notice, Invoice,
.        Packing-list, Bill-of-Lading/BL) + HTC code & etc.
.   h. For other hold(s) & etc by US Customs, please view www.cbp.gov. US Customs has 6 years for ISF final ruling & 5 years for Customs Clearing Entry Filing final rulling
.        "Please do NOT assumed".
ISF “10+2” Program F A Q
Our Services:   
1.
ISF  filing
2.
Entry  filing
3.
Bond (s) app.  
4. And If any,
arrange  DOMESTIC  Trucking.


FYI - ISF (Importer Security Filing 10+2):
1. ISF
MUST be file  24 hours BEFORE shipment could leave foreign port.  
2.
Customs can/will assessed Penalty/ Fines of up to $5,000 for each violation.
3. ISF is
SEPARATE from Customs Entry,  forwarder,  warehouse,  Exam & ETC



FYI - Shipping International:
1.
PRE-Arranged  BEFORE leaving foreign port,  BY Shipper (ISSUER of  BL / AN)
2. All  
EXCEPT filing  ISF,  Entry,  Bonds  &  arrange  DOMESTIC Trucking (99%)
3. To understand why/who you  
MUST  pay,   BEFORE/After/DURING  shipping.
4. You  
MUST review Incoterms  &  contact  Shipper,  and  ISSUER  of  BL / AN.



FYI - Import.
1.
ISF  FAQ 63 pages  by  CBP.gov.
2.
BASIC Guide to importing into US (211 pages  + ALSO)
3. Importer are  
RESPONSIBLE  for Laws/fees.   (Federal Court / US Attorney)
4.
Customs has Only One system, whether it's  $1 - $billion (one box-container)



For more info of ISF (
www.CBP.gov):
1.
Virgin Island,  American Samoa or  Guam:  MUST file ISF (page 46-47 )
2. If you are importing/exporting from
Puerto Rico to US  (NO ISF is need it)
3. If your goods
arrived into Canada by vessel and if  trucking  or railing into US.
.   (as long as shipment are associated with bill of lading at AMS) (Must file ISF)
4.  (
ISF 10+2 is for ONLY for Sea shipment)   (Glossary:  ISF 5+2  IE / TE / IT)
CODED TRANSACTIONS: ( 12 Type's )
CBP has programmed its system to accept 12 different ISF-12  
Transaction types.  More types will be added as needed (e.g.,
Type 10 for OCS shipments).

01. ISF type / Standard: This transaction type covers the vast
.      majority of commercial shipments. ( Importers )

02. ISF type / Ship To:  Should be used for shipments that have
.      not yet been sold to a buyer in the U.S.  Typically used for
.      commodities shipments (e.g., coffee beans, cocoa, etc.).
.      "Sold on the Water"  

03. ISF type / HHG/PE:   Should be used for all
.     HouseHold Goods (HHG) and  personal effects (PE)
.     cargo.  Includes shipments for returning military members,
.     other U.S. governmental personnel and their families.
.     No bond required, BUT some RESTRICTIONS: SUBJECT-to.

04. ISF type / U.S. Government and U.S. Military:  Only to be used
.      for actual government/military shipments No bond is required

05. ISF type Diplomatic:  Only to be used by foreign entities
.      entitled to diplomatic immunity.  No bond is required.

06. ISF type Carnet: Covers shipments arriving under a carnet.
.      No bond is required.

07. ISF type U.S. Goods:  Reserved for shipments containing
.      Solely U.S. Goods Returned.

08. ISF type FTZ Shipments:  Reserved for shipments going into
.     a Foreign Trade Zone.  

09. ISF type / International Mail:  Reserved for USPS mail.  
.     No bond required, BUT some RESTRICTIONS: SUBJECT-to.

10. ISF type / OCS Shipments: Reserved for shipments arriving
from a US
outer continental shelf point or from vessels operating
over a US
OCS point (e.g. rigs, derrick barges, seismic vessels)

11. Informal ISF Filing: type1 with shipment value less then $2500
.     No bond required, BUT some RESTRICTIONS: SUBJECT-to.

12. To file your Importer Security Filing (ISF 5+2 by cbp.gov):
Immediate Exportation (IE)  or  Transportation & Exportation (TE) /  
Immediate Transportation (IT)  (Glossary IE / TE / IT)
Logistic company with C3 bond could issue.


Sample of ISF form in Excel (
click here)
ISF Filing  $95:
1. Service Agreement (
click here) & email Driver License
2. Email
Continuous Bond  or  Single ISF Bond.
3. Email
ISF-Form,  Invoice,  PL,  Bill-of-Lading (BL)  &  ETC.
4.
Payment:  personal/company check   or   wire-transfer.


ISF Requirement:
1. ISF MUST BE FILED FOR ALL SEA SHIPMENT.  
2. NO MATTER WHAT VALUE OF YOUR SHIPMENT IS!!!   
3. ISF MUST be filed, 24 hours
BEFORE leaving foreign port.
4. IF Filing
AFTER 24 hrs or HAS left foreign port (LATE ISF Bond)


Bond Requirement:
1.
Single ISF Bond  is to file ISF ONLY = issue within 30 mins.
2.
Single Entry Bond is to file Entry ONLY.  (But if Subject-to  ADD)
3.
Continuous Bond  Eliminate  Most of bond for next 365 days.


IF you have
NOT receive any/some-of doc's/info (ISF, PL, BL & etc)
we could contact your shipper/supplier/factory/Shipping-company
and   we can do most of the WORK FOR YOU (with-OUT extra fee)
All we need is your shipper/shipping-company email & name


MOVING back into US  with personal USED items:  (click) & (click)
1.
ISF Filing $193    (24 hours BEFORE leaving foreign port)
2.
LATE ISF Filing $277.03   (24 hours AFTER leaving or HAS Left)



IF ISF is filed LATE:
1.
Exam by Customs(CBP)//Agencies.
2.
Exam / Storage can be $100-$6500  PRE-shipment &  Etc.
3.
AFTER it;s is US, possible 31 days DELAY by CBP//Agencies.