ISF for Air Shipments? Interim Final Rule Coming Soon

Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Initiative U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Transportation Security Administration are planning to release the interim final rule for mandatory Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) requirements within the next six months, according to an article by Bryan Bradley of American Shipper.  The […]

Future Security for E-Commerce Small Shipments

CBP Creates Strategy for the Future of E-Commerce Shipments U.S. Customs and Border Protection just released its E-Commerce Strategy in response to the rapidly growing market of low value imports into the United States of America. The U.S. market has become a “small, just-in-time package,” society, […]

ISF Enforcement to Tighten on June 30th

Importer Security Filing ISF Update from Cargo Systems Messaging Service: For shipments that are on the water on or after June 30, 2016, CBP ports will no longer be required to send requests for liquidated damages (LD) claims to Headquarters for review, and the “three-strikes” […]

ACE, ISF, In-Bond, Broker, Other CBP Rules May Advance This Year

ACE, ISF, In-Bond, Broker, Other CBP Rules May Advance This Year Excerpt from: Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade | May 24, 2016 The departments of Homeland Security and the Treasury recently issued their semiannual regulatory agendas, which list the following regulations affecting international trade that […]

Frequently Asked Questions

CBP Publishes new ISF FAQ

CBP’s held a webinar on Importer Security Filing (ISF) Enforcement  on May 5, 2015. Where they answered all the questions sumitted. Please note this  webinar focused on ISF Enforcement for ISF-10s, and all questions from the webinar pertain to ISF-10s except for the following questions that […]

ISF Enforcement Becomes Clear

The International Trade Today, October 2, 2014 Edition, Tim Warren wrote that U.S. Customs and Border Protection enforcement procedure for Importer Security Filing continues to solidify as a number of major ports have outlined their positions for dealing with ISF violators, said Craig Clark, who manages […]


Avalon Risk Management and the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America held a live webinar on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.  Very useful information was provided at this seminar.  Questions and answers were submitted, and we wanted to share the value with our clients. […]

FAQ: Updated Importer Security Filing (ISF) Enforcement Strategy

  What are the key points behind the new strategy? CBP has implemented a revised enforcement strategy which provides for local discretion at the port level based on infrastructure and staffing resources (i.e., holding freight vs. issuing liquidated damage claims).  The strategy further provides for […]