COAC Raises Concern Regarding ISF Enforcement

Monday, March 8, 2010

COAC Raises Concern Regarding ISF Enforcement

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Port of Dallas/Fort Worth, issued a public information notice outlining Importer Security Filing (ISF) enforcement that contains language which concerns members of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection (COAC).

According to the notice; in the 2nd quarter of 2010, companies participating in C-TPAT that demonstrate low rates of compliance will be notified at an executive level that noncompliance may jeopardize their C-TPAT status.

COAC members expressed concern to CBP that the trade was not aware of this policy and that C-TPAT members should have been advised in advance. COAC asked CBP to send something to C-TPAT members to clarify the issue. CBP officials did not respond.