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Compliance with the regulations covering global security filing

Trade Tech ensures a company is in compliance with the regulations covering global security filing types such as Advanced Manifest System (AMS), Importer Security Filing (ISF), EU ENS (ICS2), Japan AFR, Canada eManifest, Mexico AMS and South Africa SARS.

United States AMS

AMS filing is required for for cargo destined to the USA. For the Advance Manifest System (AMS) filing, the NVOCC must report details of the cargo destined to the USA twenty‐four (24) hours prior to the vessel sailing from the origin port. Failure to file can result in cargo being left behind in the origin port or can result in a $5000 penalty per Bill of Lading.

United States ISF

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has required the filing of an Importer Security Filing (ISF) for cargo destined to the USA since January 2010. The ISF filing is often referred to as a 10 + 2 filing. The ISF must be filed 24 hours before the cargo is laden on the mother vessel at the port of loading.

United States AES

The export process begins when the exporter decides to export merchandise. The exporter or the authorized agent makes shipping arrangements (booking) with the carrier. The exporter or the authorized agent transmits the commodity Electronic Export Information (EEI) information using AES. The EEI filing is the official declaration to the Census Bureau when a shipment requires a Shipment Export Declaration and most shipments are required to file.

Import Control System 2 (ICS2)

Countries in the European Union have been developing a unified approach to what they call Import Control System 2 or ICS2. The ICS2 filing requires a complete set of Entry Summary Declaration data on goods in to or out of the EU border. Cargo owners and Freight Forwarders/NVOCCs will be able to file through the Trade Tech system. Trade Tech has developed electronic connections to EU Customs systems.

Canada E-Manifest

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) made the filing of air and ocean manifest data mandatory as of January 4, 2021. The filing requirement is referred to as eManifest or eHouse Bill filing. All shipments under the eHBL program, must have shipment data transmitted by Freight Forwarders / NVOCC’s for cargo imported into, or moving in-transit through Canada. The shipment data must be transmitted to CBSA 24 hours prior to the cargo sailing from the port of origin.

Japan AFR

Since March 2014, Japan Customs has required the filing of ocean shipment information for all containerized freight destined to Japan. The Japan Ocean AFR is also known as the Japanese Ocean 24-Hour Rule. The Ocean AFR filing needs to be submitted through a third-party filing company like Trade Tech, 24-hours prior to the departure of the ocean vessel from its origin port.

United States ABI

Our ABI technology solution features cloud technology to help users to complete entries faster and more accurately including numerous data verification functions, real-time status updates and the ability to bypass redundant keying practices. All of the functionality is integrated with other Trade Tech functionality. From Trade Manager, a user can move to the ABI module and enjoy wide-ranging ABI functionality with little additional data entry.

South Africa RCG

The South Africa Revenue Service (SARS) requires the filing of certain information for shipments destined to South Africa. The required filing is known as RCG which is an acronym for Reporting of Conveyances and Goods. The RCG filing is a 24 hour Advance Manifest Rule for all exports to South Africa or transshipments through South African ports. All relevant manifest information must be electronically submitted to South African Customs within 24 hours prior loading of the first container at load port that will transport the goods to or via South Africa.

Mexico AMS

Mexico Customs requires an Advanced Cargo Declaration filing to Mexico Customs 24 hours before cargo is loaded on board vessels at foreign ports for all shipments being discharged or transshipped in Mexico. NVOCCs or Freight Forwarders must make their own filing to Mexican Customs as Mexican Customs does not accept ocean carriers to file on their behalf. The cargo information is required to be transmitted to Mexico Customs 24 hours prior to the vessel’s arrival in each foreign port of loading.

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