ATA Carnet and ISF Filing

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					ISF filing is required by all shipments entering the United States on ocean vessel.
This means that all goods entering the US via ship are required to provide 10 new
data elements. Two additional items must be submitted by the carrier. From 26 th
January 2010 US Customs Border Protection (CBP) will impose penalties for
breaches of ISF filing.

ATA Carnets are not exempt from importer security filing (ISF, also known as 10+2).
However, ATA Carnet shipments ARE exempt from posting the bond required of
other shipments entering or re-entering the US via vessel. Except for the provision of
the six digit HTSUS codes, the information needed to complete the ISF can be found
on the Carnet or available from the broker clearing the entry.

ATA Carnet Interpretation of 10+2

CBP has modified its computer system to accept nine types of coded transactions, of
which Carnet is 06. Details on how to complete an ISF for Carnet goods:

      Requirements 1-4 “Importer of record, consignee, buyer or owner, and seller
       or owner.” The holder name as listed in Box A of the Carnet will meet CBP
      Requirement 5 “Ship to parties or to whom the goods are going.” This can be
       a trade show, a customer, a warehouse or the holder
      Requirement 6 “Manufacturer and last foreign address.” For Carnet purposes
       means the owner of the goods which is the holder. Also provide an address
       where the goods were last located, for example a trade show, job site or client
      Requirement 7 “Country of origin.” For Carnet purposes means the places
       where the Carnet and the goods have visited. The Customs stamps on the
       Carnet counterfoils should be sufficient to determine which countries were
      Requirement 8 “HTS code.” A licensed broker must classify the goods to the
       6 digit level
      Requirement 9 “Consolidator.” The entity/person who packed the container
       prior to departure. This name should be known to the broker or freight
      Requirement 10 “Location where the consolidator packed the container.” This
       information should be readily available to the broker or freight forwarder
      The additional 2 data requirements will be provided by the vessel operator
       and are not specific to each individual shipment.

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