This ISF is a Customs Requirement for all shipments or importations entering the United States by way of Ocean Shipment must be covered by an ISF (Importer Security Filing) which must be filed at LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR TO LOADING AT THE PORT OF LOADING IN CHINA.
The declaration items consist of two parts: Importer and Export (10 contents), Vessel Company (2 contents).
“10 contents” are:
1.Manufacturer name and address
2.Seller name and address
3.Buyer name and address
4.Ship to name and address
5.Importer of record number
7.Country of origin of the goods
8.Harmonized Tariff Schedule No. 6 digit
9.Container stuffing location
10.Consolidator name and address
“2 contents” are:
1.Vessel Stow Plan
2.Container Status Message
This is a form sample of ISF Filing. You will get this paper from vessel company once the forwarder has finished booking shipping space. Then you should find a customs broker to help you file this paper work, as far as I know, they will charge you around $100.
If you are not familiar with it, don’t worry about it, in fact, it is very easy step, we can recommend you the broker, you can contact him to ask for details.
Here are the details of the broker, who is very reliable and help so many customers of us fix the paper work.
AAA CUSTOMS BROKERS
Tel: 847-261-0100 Fax: 847-261-0105/0106
Written by Sharon from East Inflatables.