In the years after the terrible happenings of 9/11 (nine-eleven), U.S. Security Authorities have  implemented a series of new rules for monitoring import cargoes from all areas in the world into the  United States. Organizations doing import/export business with U.S. companies, strictly have to  follow these rules, and must comply with the US Security Authorities’ regulations.  At SeaFair, we actively support our customers to work in accordance with these rules. We make  use of all bonds and licenses that we have in place to do business in the U.S., and are equipped  with the technical setup to comply with advanced documentary obligations such as AMS- and ISF  Filings.    AMS Filing (US Customs’ Automated Manifest System)  Similar to passengers travelling to the U.S., who have to submit their personal information prior to  boarding a plane bound to the U.S., also import goods en route to the U.S. need to be filed and  verified in advance on its security with USCBP (US Customs And Border Protection), before they are  loaded on an ocean vessel in the origin port with destination U.S.A. .  This is why it is mandatory to submit all cargo-related data, such as real exporter (no forwarder!),  real importer (no forwarder!), number and type of packages (broken down to the smallest  measurable item/unit), cargo weight, hazmat information (if applicable), and the container  number/seal number (on containerized shipments), no later than 48 hours prior arrival of the  ocean vessel in the loading port to USCBP. Exceptions are not possible. Omissions or late filings  can result in a financial penalty, or off-loading from the vessel.  The submission of these (mostly confidential) data is done electronically. SeaFair is technically  and legally able to arrange AMS Filings with USCBP on our customers’ behalf. If you want to  know more about AMS Filings, please visit or speak to us personally!  Importer Security Filing (ISF- or 10+2-Filing)  To help prevent terrorist weapons from being transported to the United States, ocean carriers  bringing cargo to the United States are required to transmit certain information to US Customs and  Border Protection about the cargo they are transporting prior to loading that cargo at foreign ports.  This reporting is known as AMS – Advanced Manifest System.  In 2008, AMS was complemented by ISF – Importer Security Filing, which requires generally the  importer of record and carriers to submit additional information pertaining to cargo to CBP before  the cargo is brought into the United States by vessel. This is also known as 10+2 requirement,  requiring the importer of record to submit 10 data elements and the carrier 2 data elements.  ISF information must be submitted to CBP by way of CBP-approved electronic data interchange  system. When using SeaFair’s ISF services, we will support importers of record in the collection of  information needed from overseas for ISF transmissions. Additionally, we can arrange for ISF –  single transactions bonds, for importers who do not have a continuous bond with CBP in place. SeaFair guarantees timely ISF processing eliminating the risk of fines and reducing the risk of  cargo being stopped overseas or in U.S. port of entry for reasons of non-compliance with this  regulation. You are interested in our services and office locations in the U.S.A. ? Please click here.  Information on U.S.A. shipments  © 2019 SeaFair Imprint