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ISF Filing Facts

ISF 10+2 filing process

ISF Filing 10+2 Facts

The USA importer of record is responsible for filing ISF

The Importer is required to file the ISF 10+2 info. The Importer is the party shipping/receiving the goods to a USA port or by vessel. Typically, the Importer is the goods’ owner, purchaser, consignee, or agent such as a freight forwarder or customs broker. However, for foreign cargo remaining on board, the Importer is the carrier.

ISF Filing is Mandatory for Ocean Freight Imports

Shippers or their agents, intending to ship ocean freight to a USA port must provide 8 data elements ( ISF Info sheet) , no later than 24 hours before the cargo is loaded aboard a vessel destined to the United States.

The following documents need to be sent to our agents to transmit your ISF and customs clearance

ISF Information Sheet- This contains all important ISF data fields and elements necessary for your broker to transmit your Importer Security Filing 10+2 with U.S. Customs.  Your supplier or manufacturer or sales agent should provide you with this sheet after the ocean freight has been booked onboard a vessel and been issued a Bill of lading.

Bill of Lading –Your “booking” onboard the ocean vessel. This shows a brief manifest of the goods as well as shipping line, vessel, container #, origin, destination, eta, etd information.

Commercial Invoice-The bill of sale for the purchase of your goods showing the wholesale price you paid for the shipped goods, as well as the party you bought the goods from.

Packing List-A simple manifest of each item being shipped, its quantity, weight and dimensions.

Power of Attorney-A legal document giving WCS Intl permission to temporarily take custody of your shipment in order to file ISF and clear your goods through a USA port.

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