CBP to Discontinue ISF SubTypes 5 & 6

Per the December 11 CSMS message, effective January 10, 2015 CBP will no longer accept ISF Submission Types 5 (Late ISF-10 – No Bond) and 6 (Late ISF-5 – No Bond). It is no secret that CBP had always intended these provisions for acceptance of late ISFs without bonds to be temporary and available to […]

Effective October 1, 2014, LA/LB Seaport to Modify Enforcement Posture on ISF No-File Shipments

Per CBP CSMS #14-000520, effective October 1, 2014 the LA/LB Seaport will modify their enforcement posture for ISF no-file shipments. Per the statement, “CBP will continue to place manifest holds on all cargo (full container loads and consolidated loads) that does not have an ISF on file, 72 hours before vessel arrival at the LA/LB Seaport. CBP will […]

CBP New York/Newark Pipeline re Updated Enforcement Strategy

CBP’s New York/Newark port issued its informational pipeline 14-024-NWK on August 4, 2014 advising they will immediately begin a “three strike” policy to enforce ISF violations. Refer to our July 14 posting for CBP’s sample violation letter.

CBP San Francisco to Focus on ISF-10 Enforcement

CBP’s San Francisco port issued a notice on July 15 advising they will focus on ISF-10 enforcement for importers without the required ISF.

ISF Sample Warning Letter Violations

CBP has released a sample warning letter that it may use when notifying ISF importers of violations, consistent with their current “three strike policy.”  The sample letter can be found here.  This letter is intended to make importers aware of compliance issues pertaining to ISF filings, providing them an opportunity to correct issues and avoid liquidated damage […]

ISF – What’s New, What’s Not

It’s been seven weeks since CBP’s internal memo to seaports resuming limited liquidated damage (LD) enforcement on ISFs. NCBFAA and the International Trade Surety Association (ITSA) requested a copy of the directive but CBP has declined to provide it. CBP maintains that an FAQ Addendum posted to their website sets forth the pertinent elements of the directive. […]

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