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ISF Filing

The Importer Security Filing (ISF), also known as 10+2, is a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulation requiring importers and vessel carriers to provide data electronically to CBP for in-bound ocean shipments.

Under ISF regulations, before merchandise arriving by vessel can be imported into the United States, the Importer, or their Customs Broker must electronically submit certain advance cargo information to CBP in the form of an Importer Security Filing.

Failure to file timely, accurate and complete data can result in liquidated damages ranging from $5,000 to $100,000 depending upon the infraction and the number of violations.

As a Licensed Customs Broker, ACF can file the appropriate ISF information for you. Our system will update you in real time when CBP has received and approved the data submission.

The US importer is responsible for providing:

  • Ship to Name & Address
  • 6 Digit Commodity #
  • Container Stuffing Location
  • Country of Origin of the Goods
  • Importer of Record #
  • Manufacturer Name & Address
  • Consolidator Name & Address
  • Consignee #
  • Seller Name & Address
  • Buyer Name & Address