Submission of ISF-5 for FROB, IE and T&E shipments
24 September 2009
Dear Valued Customer,
US Customs Border and Protection's (CBP) Importer Security Filing (10+2 Ruling) enforcement begins on 26 January 2010. This regulation requires importers and ocean carriers to electronically submit additional data elements to CBP for non-bulk cargo shipments arriving into the United States.
Currently we are in a 12 month delayed compliance period. From the dates of 26 January 2009 through 25 January 2010, CBP is monitoring all submissions for timeliness, accuracy and completeness of furnished data. During this period, CBP will not issue any penalties or "Do Not Load" messages.
The focus of this notice is shipments consisting entirely of foreign cargo but moving through the US. They have been christened by the trade as ISF-5. These shipments, known as foreign cargo remaining on board (FROB), intended to be transported in-bond as an immediate exportation (IE) or for transportation and exportation (T&E), require five additional data elements to be transmitted to CBP by the carrier.
The 5 additional data elements are:
Foreign port of unloading,
Place of delivery,
Ship To party and
Commodity HTSUS number.
APL will be transmitting this additional security information to CBP along with the manifest data. It will be necessary for shippers to provide APL the additional data elements of: Booking party; Ship to party; and, Commodity HTSUS number for FROB, IE and T&E shipments to APL to comply with the ISF-5 regulation.
Beginning on 5 October 2009, the submission of the Booking party and Ship to party can be submitted to APL at time of booking. The HTSUS number must be submitted at the time of Shipping Instruction submission.
The following channels can be used for submission of this information:
- Phone/Fax/Email – Booking party and Ship to party only
- Booking form on HomePort – Booking party and Ship to party only
- Fax/Email Bill of Lading instructions – Ship to party and Commodity HTSUS number only
- Bill of Lading Instructions form on HomePort – Ship to party and Commodity HTSUS number only
- EDIFACT/IFTMBF (X12/300) Booking message in EDI
Booking party name and address is transmitted using qualifier BKR
Ship to party name and address is transmitted using qualifier ST
- EDIFACT/IFTMIN(X12/304) Shipping Instruction message in EDI
HTS numbers can be submitted in L5 with:
L5-8th element bearing “J”, as “J” indicates Harmonized Code System
L5-9th element denoting HTSUS number
Ship to party can be submitted using qualifier ST
The other two elements: Port of unlading and Place of delivery are already existing data elements in the submission of shipping instructions and will not require any change in this process.
Please feel free to contact your local APL Sales or Customer Service representative if you have any questions or require further information on this matter.