Fines and Penalties for Non Compliance

Penalties for Late, Incomplete, or Missing ISF Filing:

CBP may fine the importer up to $5000 USD per violation for the submission of inaccurate, incomplete or late filing, with a maximum of $10,000 USD per shipment.

  • Noncompliant cargo may be subject to “do not load” orders at origin.
  • If goods for which an ISF has not been filed arrive in the U.S., CBP may withhold the release or transfer of the cargo until the ISF is filed, and may require inspection of the cargo.
  • If cargo is unloaded without permission, it may be subject to seizure by CBP.