Urgent Message

- Feb 12, 2019 -

urgent message


(The news from Singapore UNL Shipping & Logistics Pte Ltd ).


There are exports to the United States, or through the United States transit Canada, Mexico's foreign trade, freight forwarding attention!

Starting on January 21, 2019, usc begins to impose a strict penalty of USD 5000 on late declaration of ISF 5 (for transshipment to Mexico and Canada via us ports)!And a penalty of USD 5000 May be imposed on the late declaration of ISF 10 (China's export to the United States as a destination)!In order to avoid huge fines, please inform each other, remind the consignee, be sure to timely and accurate declaration!

What is ISF?

10+2 declaration, is actually a common name for ISF declaration.In accordance with the Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements Interim Final Rule, which was implemented by CBP on January 26, 2010,A carrier or U.S. importer carrying seagoing goods is required to provide U.S. importers (10 claims) and shipping companies (2 claims) with electronic reporting data to U.S. customs through the AMS or ABI system "48-72" hours prior to shipment.

In the case of ISF declaration, the importer can entrust his/her trusted overseas agent to make the declaration on his/her behalf.

ISF of 10 plus 2, right?

The "2" mentioned here is the declaration requirements of the shipping company:



The term "10" refers to 10 declarations made by us importers:

1.manufacturer name and address

Seller name and address

Buyer name and address

Ship to name and address

Imp0rter of record number for us importer

6. The us bonded number of the us Consignee

7. Country of origin of the goods

8. Harmonized Tariff schedules (the first six digit).6 digit

9. Container stuffing location

10. Consolidation company name and address

ISF operational details

Who's hair?

The importer

Importers will be lazy when the designated freight forwarding or customs broker

Zha hair?

AMS American warehouse receipt system

ABI American tariff system


24 hours before departure, modification shall be completed 24 hours before arrival

The difference between AMS and ISF

AMS is also known as 24-hour manifest forecast, or usc counter terrorism manifest.AMS information is through the use of the American system directly sent to the designated by the customs, the customs database, by the us customs system, automatically check and reply, it needs to be sent to submit details of the goods in the past, including the port of destination gross weight, volume, number, goods name, case number, owner, real or consignor (FORWARDER doesn't count), and the corresponding code number, etc., wait for the American side to accept to ship.If HB/L is available, send both copies.Otherwise, the goods will not be able to board the ship.

ISF declaration: it is mainly the entity unit in the supply chain. Part of the information is on the buyer and part of the information is on the seller. How to effectively integrate the information is difficult at the beginning (especially in the first cooperation).If the forwarder helps to declare ISF, relevant information must be collected when booking the space.If the importer declare by himself, in the declaration, must communicate with the seller some information.

To put it simply, AMS is mainly the information on the bill of lading, which is mainly the information of the goods. It is the match between HBL and MBL, so it affects the shipment.However, ISF is mainly the information of companies at both ends of the supply chain, which is the main information of the company. It is not so strict about the information of ships. After all, it is on AMS.

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