Monday, December 15, 2014
LATE ISF SUBMISSIONS
CBP issued a Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) advising the trade that effective January 10, 2015, late ISF submissions will no longer be exempt from the bond requirement and most ISF transactions will require a bond when they are filed. Importers are advised to ensure that bonds are in place to cover the ISF transaction prior to the cargo being loaded on the vessel destined for the United States in order to avoid delay or examination upon arrival.
To electronically enforce this requirement, ISF Types 5 and 6 (Late ISF-10- No Bond and Late ISF-5- No Bond, respectively) will no longer be accepted as of January 10, 2015. Updated IG documentation will be published to the CBP website.