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Page & Jones, Inc. E-Newsletter
July 8, 2013  



U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that on July 9th, 2013, it will begin full enforcement of the Importer Security Filing (ISF or 10+2) and will begin issuing liquidated damages against ISF Importers and carriers for ISF NON-COMPLIANCE.

According to the CBP release “in order to achieve the most compliance with the least disruption to the trade and to domestic port operations, it has been applying 'measured and commonsense approach' to Importer Security Filing (ISF or 10+2) enforcement."

The “10+2” program requires the following:
(1) A vessel stow plan used to transmit information about the physical location of cargo loaded aboard a vessel bound for the United States
(2) Container status messages, which report container movements and changes in status (e.g. empty, or full)

In accordance with the existing guidelines for assessment and cancellation of claims for liquidated damages for failure to comply with ISF REQUIREMENTS, CBP may assess liquidated damages as follows:  $5,000 per late ISF; $5,000 per inaccurate ISF; and  $5,000 for the first inaccurate ISF update. CBP has stated that CBP headquarters will review all cases prior to issuance.

We encourage you to refer to the below links for information and questions concerning the ISF ELEMENTS and requirements:
Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 228
CBP Security Filing "10+2"

Refer to our website, www.pagejones.com for updated information and ISF Forms

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