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Proposed rules: Expanded definition of “importer security filing” filer

Proposed rules: Definition of importer security filing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released for publication in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the “importer security filing” program. The proposed regulations would expand the definition of “importer security filing” importer.


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Regulations under the importer security filing and additional carrier requirements were implemented in 2009 to improve CBP’s ability to identify high-risk shipments in an effort to prevent smuggling and to improve cargo safety and security. Those regulations require certain cargo information must be submitted to CBP via an importer security filing (ISF) before the cargo is loaded on a vessel that is destined to the United States. The ISF importer is the party that is required to file the ISF. 

Today’s release [PDF 249 KB] proposes to expand the definition of “ISF importer” for certain types of shipments so that the party that has the best access to the required information will be the party that is responsible for filing the ISF.

Comments concerning the proposed regulations must be received on or before a date that is 60 days after July 6, 2016—the scheduled date of publication of the proposed regulations in the Federal Register.


For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:

Douglas Zuvich | +1 (312) 665-1022 |

Andrew Siciliano | +1 (631) 425-6057 |

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