The Security and Accountability For Every Port Act (SAFE Port), sets standards to enhance the visibility of the supply chain for targeting purposes by Customs and Border Protection and Homeland Security (CBP).
In addition to the current data elements specified under the 24-Hour Rule (19 CFR 4.7(a)), the new ISF is focused on those specific data elements that further identify the entities involved in the supply chain, the entities’ locations, as well as a corroborating and potentially more precise description of the commodities being shipped to the United States. This data will significantly enhance the risk assessment process by enabling CBP to more efficiently separate higher-risk shipments from lower-risk shipments that should be afforded more rapid release decisions. These additional data elements will enable CBP to make critical decisions during and immediately after elevated alert levels when business resumption is essential to the well-being and security of the U.S. economy.
The following ten (10) data elements are required of the importer and must be submitted 24 hours prior to loading of the U.S.A. bound vessel.
Manufaturer name and adress *
Seller name and adress*
Container stuffing location *
Consolidator name and adress *
Buyer name and address *
Ship to name and address *
Importer of record number
Country of origin of the goods *
Commodity Harmonized Tariff Schedule number (6 digit) *
As an importer, you should take the following steps to ensure that you comply with the 10+2 rule.
Validate who the actual manufacturer is, if other than the seller.
Validate who, where andhow your contaners are being stuffed.
When issuing your purchase order, instruct the vendor to supply those elements indicated with * on the commercial invoice.
Initiate discussions today with your vendors of the 10 + 2 security filing requirements, requesting that they must make available the information and commercial documents to the ISF filer at least 72 hours prior to loading of the vessel.
Nominate the service provider that will be submitting the 10+2 security filing on your behalf.
The following data elements are required by the carrier (Carrier Security Filing)
VESSEL STOW PLAN
vessel name and operator
equipment number, size and type
CONTAINER STATUS MESSAGES
terminal container movements
change in container status
focused on container status messaging set: equipment number
event description, date, time and location