An Importer Security Filing is a filing process that is required by the United States Customs and Border Protection (CPB) which requires imported containerized cargo information. The ISF is also known as a “10+2” as it requires importers to provide 10 data elements to CBP and 2 other documents from the carrier of goods (shipping line). The information must be transmitted to the agency at least 24 hours before goods are loaded onboard a vessel to the USA. If the ISF is not transmitted in time penalties of up to US$5,000 can apply. The details included on an Importer Security Filing is used by the United States Customs and Border Protection (CPB) to correctly classify and identify all details of incoming shipments to the USA.
Open IncoDocs in your browser and navigate to the “Export Docs” section.
Click on 'New document set' and select the Importer Security Filing ISF template along with any other export documents you wish to create.
Fill out the document, customize template fields to your needs and add your company letterhead. To save time and prevent re-entry errors, enter key shipment data into the Master File to have it sync across all other documents in your set automatically.
Click on the signature box at the bottom of your document to create and place a digital signature then hit “Save & Quit”. On the document preview screen, click on the ‘More’ dropdown button and select “Add company seal” to place a digital stamp.
Download or share documents from IncoDocs in 1-click. Documents can be downloaded as PDF or CSV which can be imported into other systems without manual re-entry.
An Importer Security Filing document must contain 10 fields of information from the importer or supplier: