Importer Security Filing (formerly known as 10+2 Rule)

01/26/2010


The Importer Security filing went into full effect on January 26th, 2010. Under the new rule, importers are required to provide the 10 data elements listed below and in addition, the following two items: (1) a vessel stow plan, which will be used to transmit information about the physical location of cargo loaded aboard a vessel bound for the U.S.; (2) container status messages, which will be used to track the movements of cargo containers.

• Manufacturer (or supplier) name and address
• Seller (or owner) name and address
• Buyer (or owner) name and address
• Ship-to name and address
• Container stuffing location
• Consolidator (stuffer) name and address
• Importer of record number/foreign trade zone applicant identification number
• Consignee number(s)- As defined by CBP Directive 3550-079A: (1) For entries valued at more than $2000, Consignee number is the employer identification number, or a Social Security number. (2) For entries valued at less than $2000, the Consignee must be identified with the Consignee’s name and address, which can be provided to CBP through either an ABI transmission or through other available means to include manual processing methods.
• Country of origin, and
• Commodity Harmonized Tariff Schedule number




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