10 + 2 Program - Security Filing Requirement
U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Security Filing regulation, commonly known as the 10+2 initiative, requires that importers and
vessel operating carriers provide additional advance information on
non-bulk cargo shipments arriving into the United States by vessel.
Importers need to electronically file an Importer Security Filing (ISF) comprised of 10 data elements which are: Manufacturer, Seller, Consolidator, Buyer and Ship to names and addresses, Container stuffing location, Importer and Consignee record numbers, Country of origin of goods and the Commodity Harmonized Tariff Schedule number.
Vessel operating carrier requirements
Carriers need to submit Vessel Stowage Plans (or BAPLIEs) and Container Status Messages (CSM). Carriers also need to file five additional data elements for shipments consisting of foreign cargo remaining on board (FROB), or intended to be transported in-bond as an immediate exportation (IE), or for transportation and exportation (T&E). The five data elements are: Booking part name & address, Foreign port of unlading, Place of delivery, Ship to name & address and Commodity HTSUS number. APL submits this information to CBP and so it's necessary for shippers or importers to provide the Commodity HTSUS number when placing a booking with APL.
Additionally, APL Logistics, a leading 3PL (non broker) filer, can assist its customers in meeting the ISF requirements. For more information click on APL Logistics Customer Advisory Letter below or go directly to www.apllogistics.com, select News and then click on Advisories.
Please contact APL Security if you require any further information about security or trade regulation matters.