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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 […]

October 13, 2014
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. […]

October 13, 2014
June 2014: ISF Enforcement Update

Effective May 13, 2014, and continuing for one year, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced an amendment to its Importer Security Filing (ISF) Enforcement Strategy. As a follow-up measure, CBP issued an ensuing FAQ document which is an extension of the one-year review period that began July 9, 2013. CBP has modified its approach pertinent to the enforcement […]

October 13, 2014
April 2014: ISF Enforcement Updates

The trade community’s interest in ISF developments remains high. Considering the sweeping impact of this program upon brokers, importers, and others, this is no surprise. Has there been a great deal of ISF discussion over the past seven months? Yes. Have there been a many substantive changes? Not really. As a follow-up to an ISF enforcement update Roanoke […]

October 13, 2014
Importer Security Filing Update

Despite the good-faith efforts of CBP officials, there continue to be many Importer Security Filing (ISF) related questions on the minds of the international trade community. Roanoke Trade has been extensively involved in the CBP and trade dialog on ISF via its representation in and interaction with COAC, the Customs-Surety Executive Committee, the International Trade Surety Association, the […]

October 13, 2014
Importer Security Filing Enforcement Progresses

Starting with Importer Security Filings (ISF) due on or after July 9, 2013, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin to use liquidated damages as an enforcement tool for compliance. For over 3 years, CBP relied on outreach, education, and port examinations for non-compliant ISF Importers. The information in this notice is based on the CBP ISF Regulations, CBP […]

October 13, 2014

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