U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is continuing to inform the trade about Importer Security Filing (ISF) compliance. To be fully compliant, ISFs must be filed 24 hours prior to the lading of cargo on ocean vessels. CBP recently stated that manifest holds will be put on any cargo that does not have an ISF on file 48 hours prior to arrival.

The hold will not be released until the ISF is submitted, and CBP will manually review those with holds no sooner than 72 hours after the vessel’s arrival to verify that the ISF has been filed and matched to the manifest. Once the ISF is filed, CBP will conduct its review to determine if an exam is necessary. Based on the ISF information on file, CBP will determine if additional enforcement action is necessary, including non-intrusive inspection and/or warehouse examinations.

The above notice was contributed by A.N. Deringer, Inc.