For all goods imported into the U.S. by ocean vessel, the Importer Security Filing, also known as the ISF 10+2 Filing is required to be submitted to US Customs 24 hours before loading of vessel.
This rule was enacted on January 26, 2009 to pre-screen all shipments before they arrive to the U.S. and to strengthen the security and exam process for US Customs.
Importers can submit their ISF Filings through us with ease, and will be completed the same day. We accept ISF Filing submissions 24/7 with customer support available via live chat, phone or email.
For immediate help call 510-887-7800
When to File your ISF
Your Importer Security FIling (ISF) needs to be filed 24- 48 hours before loading. You can file as soon as your seller provides you the ISF information. The best time to file as early as possible.
If your ISF filing is late dont worry, we can still help! Your ISF is still required to be filed to minimize chances of late fines & penalties.
Let us file your Importer Security Filing
We are experts when it comes to to procedures and filing.
Importer Security Filing, ISF (10+2) became mandatory January 26th 2010. ISF is composed of 10 data elements which are required to be sent to US Customs on all import shipments arriving via sea-freight into the United States. This information is in addition to and distinct from the AMS data elements that the Steamship lines are required to file with US Customs.
As a licensed US Customs Broker, We are certified to file your ISF transactions with US Customs. ISF filings must be done prior to your shipment being on board the vessel at its origin point. A few items may be updated in transit; however, it is important on the US Importer to ensure that the filings are done timely and correctly. Marine Air Land Intl Services LLC works in conjunction with its overseas agents and and partners to ensure your ISF information is filed properly, thereby protecting you from a possible ($5000) penalty customs may assess for failing to or incorrectly filing your ISF information.
There are a few requirements which must be met in order to allow us to file ISF and/or Customs Entries on your behalf. We will need the following:
Customs Power of Attorney
Non-Refundable Customs Bonds
(Annual Customs Bond Holders do not need a separate bond for ISF)
Contact with your overseas partners
Importer Security Filing (10+2) QUICK FACTS
Importer of Record is ultimately responsible for filing
Mandatory for all Imports by Sea Freight (as of Jan 2010)
Penalties: $5000 per shipment for non filing or incorrect ISF submissions
Customs Power of Attorney Required
ISF Customs Bond Required
ISF must be filed no less than 24 hours prior to your shipment loading on board the vessel overseas
ISF and Customs Clearance are separate transactions
No ISF filing is required for air, rail or truck freight shipments
Shipments without ISF data on file may be issued "DO NOT LOAD" messages at origin
10 DATA ELEMENTS REQUIRED FOR ISF FILING
Supplier or Manufacturer
Container Stuffing Location
Importer of Record or FTZ Applicant
Ship to Party/Consignee Number
AMS Waybill Number
Country of Origin