Vessel Manifests

February 16, 2009

19 CFR 103.31: Information on vessel manifests and summary statistical reports.

Manifest data acquired from the Automated Manifest System (AMS) is available to interested members of the public on CD-ROMS. This data, compiled daily, will contain all manifest transactions made on the nationwide system within the last 24 hour period. These CD-ROMS may be purchased at the government’s production cost and are available for specific days or on a subscription basis.

An importer or consignee may request confidential treatment of its name and address contained in inward manifests, to include identifying marks and numbers. In addition, an importer or consignee may request confidential treatment of the name and address of the shipper or shippers to such importer or consignee. An importer or consignee, or authorized employee, attorney or official of the importer or consignee, must submit a certification requesting confidentiality for all its shippers by using the procedures outlined in 19 CFR 103.31 (d)(1). The certification is valid for a 2-year period, and must be submitted to:

Disclosure Law Officer, Headquarters
U.S. Customs Service
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20229

If you have additional questions, please contact the Privacy Branch, OR&R, at 202-572-8790.

Or copy and paste the url below for availability of information.

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=826caedb2dcc4a18b098d1e441c964e1&rgn=div8&view=text&node=19:1.0.1.1.14.3.226.1&idno=19

Or click HERE to access the link.

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Data elements from the AMS manifest which will be provided to the public via CD-ROMS:

*Identifies data elements which will be deleted where confidentiality has been requested.