|SEA ARRIVAL NOTICE (NOTICE OF ARRIVAL) IN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING OF SEA-FREIGHT ONLY
First 2 HTC/HTS/Harmonized Tariff Code Classification are free, but after 2nd Classification of items, each Classification is $10 each per line.
For Example: IF you are importing 4 different category items (on your invoice/packing-list/Bill-of-Lading/ISF-Form: 100 apples, 75 Oranges, 50
Toys & 25 Desks), you will be charge extra $20 for ISF Filing + $20 for Customs Clearing Entry Filing. The Fees are added it to your Invoice
as ADDITIONAL CLASSIFICATION HTC/HTS Code / 7501 LINES. (click here) for 3 pages of sample 14 line / Two free / 12 x $10 = $120 fees
will be charge as 7501 LINE
To AVOIDED HTC/HTS/Harmonized Tariff Code Classification fees / 7501 LINES fees, please ask your Factory/Supplier to have it on the Invoice,
Packing-List & Bill-of-Lading (BL), if your Factory/Supplier don't know the HTC/HTS/Harmonzied Tariff Code, you could Look-up your own
(Duty/Tax) HTC/HTS/Harmonized Tariff Code (click here) or call & email US Customs Import Specialist (click here).
Also, First 2 factories/suppliers invoice submission are free for Customs Clearing Entry filing, under same Bill-of-Lading(B/L). For Example:
IF you are importing from 3 different factories/suppliers with 3 different invoice/packing-list. First 2 factories/suppliers invoice/packing-list
submission Entry filing are free, But AFTER 2nd invoice/packing-list factory/supplier, you will be charge $20 per supplier/factory invoice
submission to US Customs as ADDITIONAL INVOICES SUBMISSION & will be add on to your Customs Clearing invoice/fees (click here)
MUST described: what materials of each category are made-out-of at invoice, packing-list & bill-of-lading. For Example: if you are importing 10 of
MENS Sweat Shirt ( 80% Cotton 20% Polyester / HTC# ) / 5 Tablecloth ( 100% polyester / HTC# ) / 20 Desk (stainless steel / HTC# ) Aluminum
(Aluminium Ingot / HTC# ) & Etc. (click here) for samples
IF you are buying from Two different factory/supplier, you could consolidated the shipment under one Bill-of-Lading(BL), but you can NOT
consolidated under one invoice/packing-list. It MUST be submitted as 2 different invoice/factory/supplier to US Customs.
Each Bill-of-Lading(B/L) is considered as one shipment & it must be cleared as each BL by US Customs/us.
Third Party Billing Waiver (if any) grantor hereby waivers receipt of the customs entries and invoices from the grantee and directs that copies of
your bills for services and copies of customs entries, isf filings, bond number and Etc be transmitted to individual business/warehouses relating
to importer shipments.
Arrival Notice (also called Notice of Arrival) in respect of international shipping of seafreight is an international shipping document issued by an
ocean freight carrier or ocean freight's agent to consignee/recipient of internationally shipped goods (and to the notify party, if any) to inform about
the arrival of international seafreight shipment. Arrival Notice (Notice of Arrival) provides shipment details and charges and documents required
to enable the consignee to make customs clearance and arrange pickup and delivery of his/her international shipment.
Besides of essential information duplicated from international seafreight Bill of Lading such us the international seafreight bill of lading number,
sailing details (name of vessel, voyage, ETD, ETA), number and description of shipping units etc, Arrival Notice (Notice of Arrival) should also
provide complete information related to the international shipping cargo recovery at the destination:
•Ocean freight carrier's or the ocean freight carrier's release charges
•Cargo location address and contact phone number
•LOT number associated with the freight location or other reference(s) related to the freight identification
•Instruction on the international shipment recovery etc.
It is very important to understand that, in respect of international shipping of sea freight, an Arrival Notice (Notice of Arrival) itself is NOT a release
document. Arrival Notice (Notice of Arrival) is an international shipping document that allows to consignee/recipient of internationally shipping
goods to initiate his/her international shipment's recovery at the destination country by following and obeying legal rules on import recovery upon
entering of the goods in commerce zone of the in the destination country.
PARTIES INVOLVED IN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING RECOVERY UPON ENTERING IMPORTED GOODS INTO DESTINATION COUNTRY’S
COMMERCE ZONE (SEAFREIGHT IS ARRIVING TO THE DESTINATION):
•Consignee (importer of records) itself
•Destination’s country officials (Destination country's Customs, Government agencies that may concern of imported goods, border protection
•International ocean freight carrier and/or the international ocean freight carrier agent
•Customs broker, if consignee or importer of records requests customs brokerage service in assisting him/her in filing import entry and paying
customs duty, taxes and fees on imported goods (if any)
•Other party related to the international shipment recovery and delivery (if necessary) at the destination: domestic freight forwarders, bonded and
local warehouses, cartage companies etc
Note: Import recoveries in international shipping is a complicated and time sensitive process. Even though most of countries over the world
allow to consignees (importers of records) working on international shipments recoveries directly with the customs, unless you are not a
professional freight forwarder, it is the good idea to work on recovery of your import with an international carrier's agent or hire a destination
countries' customs broker in the purpose to clear your import with customs and get it to your possession. If you forget about or do not pay proper
attention to your importing goods, that does not mean that the destination counties' officials will forget about it. For a reasonable fee you should
avoid headache and/or extra charges and/or penalties that may occur in event if your fail in your destination country's import recovery procedures.
EXPECT AND DO NOT MISS AN ARRIVAL NOTICE (NOTICE OF ARRIVAL) FOR YOUR INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENT
As a rule, Arrival Notice (Notice of Arrival) in international shipping of seafreight should be issued to the consignee and notify party in advance, in
several day before your international seafreight shipment will be entered in commerce zone of your destination country. Then you should have a
time to be prepared to the import recovery. An Arrival Notice (Notice of Arrival) can be faxed or emailed to the Consignee and/or to their
Broker/Agent. Expect and do not miss it! Upon the receipt start working on your international shipment recovery or forward this document to a
party authorized by you on the import recovery without delay. Keep eyes on the recovery. Do not let it go out of your control.
If for any reasons you will not receive an Arrival Notice (Notice of Arrival) as expected, then contact the international ocean freight carrier that
handle your international shipment or international ocean freight carrier's destination agent as/if stated in your international seafreight Bill of
Importers are responsible for all fees, US Laws & International Laws.
|Air Waybill (AWB) or air consignment note Terminology & Definitions Relating (For Reference Only)
Importer / Exporter are RESPONSIBLE for all U.S. Laws (www.cbp.gov), all fees (www.cbp.gov/fee) & all International Laws (cbp.gov)
Importer/forwarder understands that as part of ISF/importer security filing rules & Customs Clearing Entry Filing & any other filing to US
Customs. BEFORE you import, double check your HTC/HTS/Harmonized-Tariff-Code (Duty/Tax) classifications & Anti Dumping Duties (ADD)
& Countervailing Duty (CVD). Importers / Exporter are responsible for the all HTC/HTS classifications of their own goods.
Our HTS/HTC/Harmonized Tariff Code Classification on ISF filing & Customs Clearing Entries Filing are ADVISORY and not binding.
|Customs and Border Protection to Begin Enforcing Import Security Filing on July 9, 2013
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that they will begin full enforcement of Importer Security Filing (ISF) regulations on July
9, 2013 and will start issuing liquidated damages against ISF importers and carriers for ISF non-compliance.
LATE OR INACCURATE ISF TRANSMISSIONS
CBP will assess liquidated damages in accordance with the relevant mitigation guidelines which were published in the CBP Bulletin on
July 17, 2009. There can be multiple errors on an ISF transmission and in accordance with the guidelines, CBP may assess / fines a
claim for liquidated damages as follows:
$5,000 per late ISF,
$5,000 per inaccurate ISF, and
$5,000 for the first inaccurate ISF update.
Additional Statutory Penalties may be assessed for serious or repetitive violations.
FAILURE TO FILE AN ISF
Because liquidated damages cannot be assessed for the failure to file an ISF if no bond is in place, CBP will withhold the release or
transfer of the cargo until CBP receives the required ISF information and has had the opportunity to review the documentation and conduct
any necessary examination. CBP also reserves the right to not permit unlading of merchandise for which no ISF has been filed, and, if
such cargo is unladen without permission, it may be subject to seizure.
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS:
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2415, the statute of limitations for ISF liquidated damages is six years from the date of the breach of the bond. CBP
will not limit its authority to enforce the ISF requirements.
First violation: If an ISF Importer incurs a liquidated damages claim for filing a late or inaccurate ISF or an inaccurate ISF update, the
liquidated damages claim may be cancelled upon payment of an amount between $1,000 and $2,000, depending on the presence of
mitigating or aggravating factors, if CBP determines that law enforcement goals were not compromised by the violation.
Subsequent Violations: If an ISF Importer incurs a subsequent liquidated damages claim for filing a late or inaccurate ISF or an inaccurate
ISF update, the liquidated damages claim may be cancelled upon payment of an amount not less than $2,500 if CBP determines that law
enforcement goals were not compromised by the violation.
No relief will be granted if CBP determines that law enforcement goals were compromised by the violation.
ADDITIONAL MITIGATION FOR C-TPAT PARTICIPANTS:
An ISF Importer which is a certified Tier 2 or Tier 3 C-TPAT member may receive additional mitigation of up to 50% of the normal mitigation
amount, depending upon tier of C-TPAT participation.
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