Monday, January 26, 2009

Tradition Points to “10+2” Going Through

(Ed Kulisch —American Shipper)

The White House order to temporarily freeze regulations from the Bush administration that have not gone into effect is not likely to significantly impact the rollout of the Importer Security Filing, according to an expert on the federal government.

The ISF, commonly referred to as “10+2,” requires importers to electronically file 10 sets of cargo-centric data 24-hours prior to vessel loading overseas and carriers to subsequently file information on the status of containers in their custody. The interim final rule is scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 26, with a one-year grace period for enforcement.

Customs and Border Protection officials were waiting official word on Thursday about whether the program would be delayed. ISF program manager Richard DiNucci said at a “10+2” seminar in Baltimore that the agency is proceeding as planned until notified otherwise…. Read more here.