TRADE GROUPS WARN THAT 10+2 PROGRAM WILL INCREASE COST OF DOING BUSINESS

Forty organizations have signed and sent a letter to Congress urging CBP consideration of a pilot program for the proposed importer security filing (10+2). The trade groups claim complying with the rule would impose financial burdens as well as additional security risks due to delays at foreign ports while the additional information is provided.

The proposed Importer Security Filing (ISF) regulations mandate that an importer or its agent transmit 10 data elements per ocean house Bill of Lading to be transmitted to Customs and Border Protection 24 hours prior to lading the goods on a vessel destined for the USA. Carriers must also submit 2 additional categories of data elements.

The 10 data elements are listed below.

Manufacturer (or supplier) name and address 
· Seller (or owner) name and address 
· Buyer (or owner) name and address 
· Ship-to name and address 
· Container stuffing location 
· Consolidator (stuffer) name and address 
· Importer of Record number/foreign trade zone applicant identification number 
· Consignee(s) number(s) 
· Country of origin 
· Harmonized Tariff Schedule number

The additional 2 elements are

(1) a vessel stow plan used to transmit information about the physical location of cargo loaded aboard a vessel bound for the U.S., and

(2) container status message, which reports container movements and changes in status (empty or full).

To view the Trade Group letter to Congress click on the following link.

Trade Association Letter