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ISF Non-Compliance Penalties started July 9th 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced it would begin full enforcement of the Importer Security Filing (ISF or 10+2) requirement on July 9. On that date, the agency will begin to issue liquidated damages for ISF violations, such as filing incomplete, inaccurate or late documentation. Penalties may be as much as $5,000 per violation. Although the ISF rule went into effect in 2009, the penalties have only gradually been phased in so that shippers and carriers could learn how to collect and file the necessary documents.

CBP requires importers to submit 10 pieces of data, such as the name and location of the manufacturer, associated with international shipments moving by ocean container. The data must be electronically transmitted 24 hours prior to cargo loading on the vessel and carriers must subsequently provide their vessel stow plans and container status messages.
For ocean carriers, CBP may refuse to grant a permit to unload the merchandise if they violate the vessel stow plan requirement.

The ISF rule is commonly referred to as 10+2″ because of the two data sets required.
CBP originally said it would start issuing liquidated damages associated with ISF filing mistakes in the fourth quarter of 2010. Liquidated damages is a Customs term that means an importer or its agent failed to meet the conditions of a bond. They are technically different from penalties, which are issued in response to smuggling and other direct violations of law. The ISF rule allows for liquidated damages of $5,000 per violation, which could reach $10,000 on a shipment if amendments to the ISF are filed with errors.

Omnitrans arranged and coordinated the transport of parts and equipment from facilities in Austria and Hungary for power plants in Alabama.

The shipment included an over 72,000 lbs heavy lay dam runner and other heavy lifts and over-dimensional loads. The move was time sensitive and had to be arranged so the parts arrived at the correct phase of construction. This job matches exactly Omnitrans' reputation and service oriented team of professionals. Together with our worldwide partners we can offer creative and smart solutions that fit your schedule.

Omnitrans will arrange further moves and we will keep you posted.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced it would begin full enforcement of the Importer Security Filing (ISF or 10+2) requirement on July 9. On that date, the agency will begin to issue liquidated damages for ISF violations, such as filing incomplete, inaccurate or late documentation. Penalties may be as much as $5,000 per violation. Although the ISF rule went into effect in 2009, the penalties have only gradually been phased in so that shippers and carriers could learn how to collect and file the necessary documents.

CBP requires importers to submit 10 pieces of data, such as the name and location of the manufacturer, associated with international shipments moving by ocean container. The data must be electronically transmitted 24 hours prior to cargo loading on the vessel and carriers must subsequently provide their vessel stow plans and container status messages.
For ocean carriers, CBP may refuse to grant a permit to unload the merchandise if they violate the vessel stow plan requirement.

The ISF rule is commonly referred to as 10+2″ because of the two data sets required.
CBP originally said it would start issuing liquidated damages associated with ISF filing mistakes in the fourth quarter of 2010. Liquidated damages is a Customs term that means an importer or its agent failed to meet the conditions of a bond. They are technically different from penalties, which are issued in response to smuggling and other direct violations of law. The ISF rule allows for liquidated damages of $5,000 per violation, which could reach $10,000 on a shipment if amendments to the ISF are filed with errors.
OMNITRANS would like to inform you that US Customs and Border Protection has increased the Merchandise Processing Fee from 0.21% to 0.3464% of the merchandise value retroactively with October 1, 2011. Please read more by clicking on the header.
The record-breaking cableway will span 4.4 km between Whistler Mountain, which is 2,182M high, and Blackcomb Mountain, which is 2,440 m. The gondola system will be built by the aerial cable car specialists Doppelmayr (Austria) and Garaventa AG (Switzerland) and will surpass two world records at one go. The distance between the two support ing masts which are set the farthest apart from each other will be 3,024 m. Also, the gondolas will dangle 415 m above the floor of the Fitzsimmons Creek val ley the highest ever in the history of aerial cable car construction. To start off, the approximately 460 t of towing and carrying cables were loaded onto an inland barge in the Rhine river port of Basel. From there the heavy load sailed down the river to Vlisslingen (Netherlands). The steel cable reels were then transferred a vessel operated by the global shipping line Star Shipping, before setting out on their journey of several weeks across the Atlantic Ocean, through the Panama Canal, and up the Pacific west coast of the USA to Vancou ver WA (USA). This port was chosen because of its 140 t Liebherr cranes, which were capable of handling the massive reels without difficulty.
On January 26, 2010 the new rule titled Importer Security Filing (ISF) and Additional Carrier Requirements (commonly known as 10+2) changed from informed to enforced compliance. This new rule applies to import cargo arriving to the United States by vessel. Failure to comply with the new rule could ultimately result in monetary penalties
(min. $ 5000), increased inspections and delay of cargo.

Learn more about ISF and how OMNITRANS assists you with the filing process by clicking on the header.
Our last big project in the forging machinery was a steel manipulator from Germany to Pennsylvania. The tricky part was its weight of 226 ton (almost 500,000 lbs). Separated into three parts, the manipulator was moved from Germany via New York to Pennsylvania. The most interesting part was moving it from NY deep into the heartland of steal in Pennsylvania where we had to close roads, obtain police escorts and find a route without low bridges or narrow turns.
OMNITRANS has exclusive access to partner offices within Iraq and the Middle East and is proud to offer door to door services for your shipments into Iraq.
Together with our partners, M.G. International, we offer a fully integrated solutions door to door from literally anywhere within North America to anywhere within Iraq.

OMNITRANS can prepare legalization of documents, delivery to port, ocean- or airfreight to any entry point in Iraq and delivery within Iraq. We can offer storage at most entry points, insurance and escort services.

OMNITRANS was the only freight forwarding company participating in the first US Mission to Iraq in October 2010. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade
Mr. Franscisco Sanchez led this historic trade mission to Baghdad.

Last year,OMNITRANS has handled $ 35 million worth of cargo shipment to Iraq and participated in some big projects.

Iraq's GDP has more than doubled since 2006, soaring from $ 57 billion to $ 112 billion in 2009. OMNITRANS is your partner for all your exports to Iraq.

OMNITRANS provides door to door solutions, insurance and long time experience in this not so easy market.

Please contact Mr. Markus Raab at our Headquarters for further details, references and any questions.

Watch Fox 5's Exclusive Interview with Markus Raab on doing business in Iraq.