CBP to offer ISF webinars
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced a new round of outreach sessions to help importers comply with new requirements for advance data transmissions to help with cargo security.
The agency began the enforcement phase of the Importer Security Filing on Jan. 26. Importers must electronically transmit 11 sets of data about their overseas transactions at least 24 hours before the cargo is loaded on a vessel in a foreign port. Carriers are to submit two data streams of their own regarding cargo in their possession under a separate timetable.
CBP said it will host three webinars to educate traders about their obligations. The webinars are grouped by geographical region, with the first session for West Coast importers Tuesday.
The session for Gulf Coast and Midwest importers is on May 4 and for East Coast importers on May 13.