Customs and Border Protection said 80 percent of importer filings comply with the Importer Security Filing, or 10+2 rule, since enforcement began in January. The agency also identified approximately 1,000 unmanifested containers from vessel stow plans that carriers file. Such containers present the highest security risk.
The findings were noted in a report Tuesday from the Government Accountability Office, which added the comment that Customs needs to integrate the data it collects into its overall targeting strategy.
GAO also said that under White House Office of Management and Budget rules, Customs should be more transparent in assessing how it put the ISF rule into effect.
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The rule obligates importers and carriers to file 12 extra data elements that do not appear on the cargo manifest to give Customs more detail of a container's origin, ownership and destination.
Customs and the Department of Homeland Security agreed with the GAO's recommendations, and said the ISF data will be fully integrated into the Customs targeting system by Nov. 30.
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