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ISF or “10+2″

The Import 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 CBP pursuant to Section 203 of the SAFE Port Act of 2006 and section 343(a) of the Trade Act of 2002, as amended by the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, for cargo shipments arriving into the United States by vessel.

This requires that both importers and carriers need to submit additional information pertaining their cargo to the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) before the cargo can be brought into the United States by vessel.

The staff at Phil Patterson, Inc. will guide you through the often confusing “10+2″ filings and make sure your shipment is in compliance.

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