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Licensed Customs House Brokers contracted by
Access Supply Chain Services

US Customs

Regardless of the port or mode of entry, you can depend and rely on Access Supply Chain Service for all your U.S. custom brokerage needs. Whether you are dealing with the FDA, need advice on trade aagrents, or simply filing a duty drawback claim, our brokerage group has the knowledge, experience and dedication that you can depend on to navigate you through complicated importing and exporting regulations.

Access Supply Chain Service specializes with:

Compliance with FDA, USDA, DOT, TSA and C-TPAT
Compliance Support for EPA and Fish and Wildlife and other Government entities
Customs Clearance by Licensed In-house Brokers
Bonded Warehouse Locations
10+2 Importer Security (ISF)
Remote Location Filing (RLF)
Automated Broker Interface
Online Status Tracking
Power of Attorney
Bonded Insurance

The Importer Security Filing, ISF (10+2) became mandatory January 26th, 2010. ISF is composed of 10 data elements, which are required to be sent to US Customs on all import shipments arriving via sea-freight into the United States. This information is in addition to and distinct from AMS data elements that the Steamship lines are required to file with the US Customs.

Access Supply Chain and its partners in Customs Brokerage can file your ISF transactions with US Customs. ISF filing must be done prior to your shipment being on board the vessel at its origin point. A few items may be updated in transit; however, it is incumbent on the US Importer to ensure that the filings are done timely and correct. Thereby, protecting you from a possible (5000) penalty customs may assess for failing to or incorrectly filing your ISF information.

There are a few requirements which must be met in order to allow ASCS to file ISF and/or:

Customs Entries on your behalf. ASCS needs:
Customs Power of Attorney
Non-Refundable Customs Bonds
(Annual Customs Bond Holders do not need a separate bond for ISF)
Contact with your overseas partner
Importer Security Filing (10+2) Quick Facts
Importer of Record is ultimately responsible for filing
Mandatory for all Imports by Sea Freight (As of Jan 2010)
Penalties: $5000 per shipment
Customs Power of Attorney Required
ISF Customs Bond Required
ISF must be filed no less than 24 hours prior to your shipment loading on board the vessel overseas
ISF and Customs Clearance are separate transactions
No ISF filing is required for air or road freight shipments
Shipments without ISF data on file may be issued “DO NOT LOAD” message at origin

Supplier or Manufacturer
Container Stuffing Location
Importer of Record or FTZ Applicant
Ship to Party/Consignee Number
AMS Waybill Number
HTS Number
Country of Origin

Access Supply Chain Services is an active ISF filer and has a web based portal for clients and agents to assist in completion of ISF entries. Additionally, ASCS has a form that can be used for manual entry of ISF information.

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