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“10+2” Trade Outreach Webinar
Today’s Presentation on “10+2”
Overview of the ISF Requirements
Top ISF Issues
Q & A Session
Los Angeles - Long Beach Seaport
What is the Security Filing?
The Security Filing, commonly known as the “10+2” initiative, is a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulation that requires importers and vessel operating carriers to provide additional advance trade data to for non-bulk cargo shipments arriving into the United States by vessel. Importer Requirements:
U.S. Bound Cargo: requires the electronic filing of an Importer Security Filing (ISF) comprised of 10 data elements (a.k.a., “ISF-10”). Transit Cargo: requires the electronic filing of an ISF comprised of 5 data elements (a.k.a., “ISF-5”).
Vessel Stow Plans required for arriving vessels with containers.
Container Status Messages required for containers arriving via vessel.
Importer Security Filing (ISF) Importer
The party required to submit the Importer Security Filing (ISF) is the party causing the goods to enter the limits of a port in the United States. This party is known as the “ISF Importer”.
Could be the owner, purchaser, consignee, or agent (e.g. customs broker).
The ISF Importer, as a business decision, may designate an authorized agent to file the Importer Security Filing on the ISF Importer’s behalf.
If an agent is used for ISF purposes, a power of attorney (POA) is required.
The ISF Importer is ultimately responsible for the timely, accurate and complete submission of the ISF filing.
ISF-10 Data Elements
“U.S.-bound” Cargo (3461 Entries, IT, FTZ)
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Importer of Record Number Consignee Number Seller (Owner) name/address Buyer (Owner) name/address Ship to Party Manufacturer (Supplier) name/address Country of Origin Commodity HTS-6
9. Container Stuffing Location 10. Consolidator (Stuffer) name/address 11. Bill of Lading Number (house or reg.) 12. ISF Importer
CBP Form 3461
From Order to Delivery
Overseas Factory/Warehouse Shipper/Carrier Distribution Center
Consolidator (Stuffer) Container Stuffing Location
Ship To Party
Vendor/Supplier Container Stuffing Location Manufacturer (Supplier) Consolidator (Stuffer) ISF Importer Seller (Owner)
Invoice Purchase Order
Manufacturer (Supplier) Seller (Owner) ISF Importer Ship To Party
The ISF-10 is due 24 hours prior to vessel lading
Importer of Record # Consignee # Buyer (Owner) Ship To Party 6
ISF Filing Requirements
All ISF filings are to be done electronically via the vessel Automated Manifest System (AMS) or the Automated Broker Interface (ABI)
ISFs cannot be done at the Port of Entry (i.e., Custom House) on a walk-in basis
There is no paper form
Bonds are required to cover
most ISF transactions
ISF Filing Options
CBP has begun development of an internet-based web portal to accept ISF filings
Importers must pre-register their importer ID numbers with CBP (i.e., IRS# or SSN#) Registration of the importer ID number can be done in person at a local Port of Entry or by a licensed customs broker via the use of CBP Form 5106 Portal will be available no earlier than August 2010 Use of the portal will probably be limited to no more than two (2) ISF filings per day, with a maximum of twelve (12) per year
In addition, some service providers allow self-filers indirect access to CBP systems via the internet Contact a CBP Client Representative at 571-468-5500 to discuss self-filing options
“10+2” Interim Final Rule
Effective Date: The interim final rule (IFR) took effect on January 26, 2009 (60 days after the publication date) and allowed for certain “flexibilities”:
Timing of transmission for 2 of the 10 ISF data elements Range of responses for 4 of the 10 ISF data elements
All other requirements in this rule were adopted as a final rule.
Compliance (Enforcement) Date: January 26, 2010
The IFR “flexibilities” will stay in effect until the structured review is completed and a decision on keeping, modifying or removing them is made by DHS, OMB and other executive branch agencies.
Structured Review and Flexible Filing
CBP monitors all ISF submissions for timeliness, accuracy and completeness. On the basis of information obtained during the structured review and public comments, DHS will undertake an analysis of the elements subject to flexibilities. Analyze Flexible Range of Responses (FR) Elements
Ship to Party Manufacturer (Supplier) name/address Country of Origin Commodity HTS-6
Only 2% of all filings claim to use the “flexible filing” option
Analyze Flexible Timing (FT) Elements
Container Stuffing Location Consolidator (Stuffer) name/address
If you choose to use a “flexible option”, you MUST amend your filing with a “CT”
ISF Data Improves Targeting Capabilities
BILL OF LADING
XYZ LOGISTICS ABC TRUCKING
Non IntrusiveNEW Inspection (NII) X-Ray Image Only SECURITY FILING DATA
NII Image Manifest Data 630210 and CN MFR/Supl. XINJIANG TOP BEDDING PRODUCTS
Seller Buyer Importer Consignee
Stuffing Location XINJIANG, CN Consolidator XYZ LOGISTICS Ship To Name/Add. THE TRANSFER WHSE (L.B., CA)
What’s in the box?
XINJIANG TOP BEDDING PRODUCTS BE & D IMPORT INC (PHX., AZ) BE & D IMPORT INC (PHX., AZ) BE & D IMPORT INC (PHX., AZ)
ISF Data Improves Cargo Identification
Bullet Casings HTS 9306.30
What Are “Casings”?
Computer Casings Sausage Casings Tire Casings Pipe Casings
HTS 7304.20 12
“10+2” Program Update
ISF-10s “By the Numbers”
January 26, 2010 – May 2, 2010 Total Submissions: 2,453,200
2,372,907 Adds: 79%
Note: Do NOT send in a “REPLACE” to simply force an ISFBill match message!
Deletes: Filers: Importers (IOR #s): 2,226 123,000+
Top Five Error Messages
ISF-10 Errors from January 26, 2010 – April 25, 2010
60,000 52,259 50,000
30,000 19,791 20,000 17,502 13,231 9,010 10,000
0 Duplicate ISF Invalid ISF Transaction # Invalid Country Code Invalid HTS # Invalid ID Code
ISF Progress Reports
In production since May 10, 2009 Registration is Required
Reports are on a Monthly Cycle
Reports Cover 122,251 ISF Importers We Offer .pdf, .csv, and .xls Formats
Four Types Currently in Production:
Importer by Filer Reports (most common) - Over 1,105 ISF Filers are registered Filer Summary Report C-TPAT Importer Reports (Tier 3, 2) C-TPAT Importer Transactional Reports (Tier 3)
Importer Security Filing (ISF) Progress Reports
1. ISF10 Submission Volume:
C-TPAT Benefits of “10+2”
Customs - Trade Partnership Against Terrorism
Earlier Decision Making
C-TPAT entities are reliably identified prior to vessel lading
Based on Importer of Record Number on the ISF No longer tied solely to entry data (24 hours or more prior to arrival)
Better Decision Making
Tangible C-TPAT benefits are applied much further upstream
Receive targeting credit based upon their tier status
Stabilization of Automated Hold Process
Immediate Transportation (IT) in-bond risk assessments are more stable
Validation of Supply Chain Security Reviews
New Entities and Locations Identified and/or Verified
Container Stuffing Location Consolidator (Stuffer) name/address
“10+2” Enforcement Strategy
CBP’s Vessel Stow Plan Module Used to identify unmanifested containers
ISF Enforcement Strategy
The full compliance (enforcement) date for the “10+2” requirements commenced on January 26, 2010, thus ending a 12-month delayed enforcement period in which CBP provided extensive outreach to educate the trade community on the new requirements. CBP will: Apply a measured, commonsense approach to enforcement Exercise the least amount of force necessary to obtain full compliance Evaluate non-compliance on a case-by-case basis Continue to provide outreach and guidance to the trade
Informed Compliance Efforts
Public outreach (incl. webinars, meetings, ISF Progress Reports) Informal and formal notification (e.g., warning letters)
Mid-level Compliance Measures
Domestic NII examination manifest holds Domestic physical examinations Re-evaluation and possible reduction of C-TPAT status
Strictest Enforcement Measures
ISF Jail (i.e., lengthier manifest holds) Liquidated Damages Suspension or Revocation of C-TPAT Status Do Not Load or Do Not Discharge Orders
Top ISF Issues Identified
How does CBP measure ISF “Timeliness”?
The regulation states 24 hours prior to lading (Legal) CBP will measure by the Vessel Departure Date minus 24 hours (Practical)
Which bill of lading number do I use?
Must use the lowest bill of lading transmitted in AMS (house or regular) Contact your shipper
New ABI query functionality will help
CBP allows for the bill of lading number to be updated on the ISF
I can’t get a bond because I missed the filing deadline
CBP is considering creating a Type 13 “Late ISF” coded transaction Importers are acknowledging that they violated the regulations Will probably not be available for longer than one (1) year
Top ISF Issues Identified
I didn’t receive the ISF “Bill on File” match message.
This is common; especially when the ISF filing precedes the filing of the customs manifest (i.e., bill info).
Make sure you (or your agent) annotated the correct bill type on the ISF.
Regular Bill – This bill type is also referred to as an “Ocean" or “Simple Bill” and is issued by a Carrier. There are no underlying house bills. House Bill – Typically issued by a NVOCC (sometimes referred to as an automated freight forwarder). A house bill of lading always falls under a carrier’s Master bill of lading.
ISFs cannot be filed against Master Bills Do NOT Send in a “REPLACE” to force an ISF-Bill Match message
Do I need to file 24 Hours prior to lading of the feeder or mother vessel?
The ISF is due 24 hours prior to lading of the mother vessel
Go to: www.cbp.gov
Copy of the Interim Final Rule
ISF PowerPoint Presentation
General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Document Copy of the Regulatory Assessment Implementation Guides (Technical File Formats) Mitigation Guidelines News Releases Outreach Schedule
Richard Di Nucci, Director, Cargo Control Division John Jurgutis, Branch Chief, ISF & Vessel Manifest Stephen Silvestri, Branch Chief, Air & Rail Manifest Craig Clark, Program Manager, ISF Joseph Martella, Program Manager, New York Field Office