Shippers must amend their Importer Security Filings when data changes while a container is in transit between a foreign port and the first U.S. port of discharge, Customs and Border Protection said July 14.
The clarification is one of the technical changes to the ISF or 10+2 rule that the agency announced in the Federal Register.
Other amendments to the rules include clarification of carrier status messages. Customs said that CSM events that occur before the vessel arrives at its first U.S. port call.
Customs also said that Freight Remaining On Board should be reported before it is loaded aboard ship. Freight Remaining On Board is cargo destined for a foreign port that calls first in the U.S.
For shipments that land in the U.S. for transit in-bond and exportation, the ISF filing must be made 24 hours before vessel loading.
The amendments may be found online at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-16539.htm
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