Cargo Clearances

Importer Security Filing ISF

ISF 10+2

The Importer Security Filing 10+2 is designed to improve US Customs & Border Protection's (CBP) ability to target high-risk cargo by identifying actual cargo movements. Below are the 10 mandatory pieces of information required by CBP.

Seller
Name and address of the last known entity by whom the goods are sold or agreed to be sold. If the goods are to be imported otherwise than in pursuance of a purchase, the name and address of the owner of the goods must be provided. A DUNS identification number for this party may be provided in lieu of the name and address.

Buyer
Name and address of the last known entity to whom the goods are sold or agreed to be sold. If the goods are to be imported otherwise than in pursuance of a purchase, the name and address of the owner of the goods must be provided. A DUNS identification number for this party may be provided in lieu of the name and address.

Importer of record number/Foreign trade zone applicant identification number
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) number, Employer Identification Number (EIN), Social Security Number (SSN), or CBP assigned number of the entity liable for payment of all duties and responsible for meeting all statutory and regulatory requirements incurred as a result of importation. For goods intended to be delivered to a foreign trade zone (FTZ), the IRS number, EIN, SSN, or CBP assigned number of the party filing the FTZ documentation with CBP must be provided.

Consignee
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) number, Employer Identification Number (EIN), Social Security Number (SSN), or CBP assigned number of the individual(s) or firm(s) in the United States on whose account the merchandise is shipped.

Manufacturer
Name and address of the entity that last manufactures, assembles, produces, or grows the commodity or name and address of the party supplying the finished goods in the country from which the goods are leaving.

Ship to party
Name and address of the first deliver-to party scheduled to physically receive the goods after the goods have been released from customs custody. A DUNS identification number for this party may be provided in lieu of the name and address.

Country of origin
Country of manufacture, production, or growth of the article, based upon the import laws, rules and regulations of the United States.

Commodity HTS number
HTS statistical reporting number under which the article is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS number must be provided to the six digit level. The HTSUS number may be provided up to the 10-digit level. If the HTS# is not known, then provide a detailed description of the commodity and we will classify.

Container stuffing location
Name and address(es) of the physical location(s) where the goods were stuffed into the container. For loose freight shipments, the name and address(es) of the physical location(s) where the goods were made ‘‘ship ready’’ must be provided.

Consolidator (stuffer)
Name and address of the party who stuffed the container or arranged for the stuffing of the container. For loose freight shipments, the name and address of the party who made the goods ‘‘ship ready’’ or the party who arranged for the goods to be made.

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