Import Security Filing
ISF Filing is a mandatory program instituted by U.S. Customs to add an extra layer of security and accountability to imports coming into the United States. In basic terms, an ISF Filing informs US Customs who is importing goods, who is shipping the goods, and what the goods are, before the shipment enters the United States. At D. Heath International, Importer Security Filing (ISF 10+2) is fast and easy. Just fill out the application form and let our agents guide you through the process.
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What is ISF
The Importer is required to submit the Importer Security Filing. The Importer is the party causing the goods to arrive within the limits of a port in the United States by vessel. Typically, the Importer is the goods’ owner, purchaser, consignee, or agent such as a licensed customs broker. However, for foreign cargo remaining on board, the Importer is the carrier. For immediate exportation and transportation and exportation in-bond shipments, and goods to be delivered to a foreign trade zone (FTZ), the Importer is the party filing the documentation
ISF Info to File
Shipments Consisting of Goods Intended to be Entered into the United States and Goods Intended to be Delivered to a Foreign Trade Zone Importers, or their agent, must provide eight data elements, no later than 24 hours before the cargo is laden aboard a vessel destined to the United States.
Before merchandise arriving by vessel can be imported into the United States, the Importer,” or their agent (e.g., licensed customs broker), must electronically submit certain advance cargo information to U.S. Customs in the form of an Importer Security Filing. This requirement only applies to cargo arriving in the United States by ocean vessel. Port to Door Support
When a shipment arrives at port, D. Heath International's team of trusted trucking carriers will insure it's transport it to any domestic location in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our customers have the option of drop-and-pull or drayage services for full container loads (FCL). We also offer cost-lowering consolidation services, combining less than container load shipments (LCL) that are going to the same destination port. Additionally, when exporting, D. Heath Intl., collaborates with our foreign partners to provide door-to-door international ocean freight shipping and customs brokerage services - guiding your shipments through the complex customs process into the destination country successfully.
Domestic Ocean Freight
Along with our professional international freight support D. Heath International also offers domestic ocean freight shipping from the 48 contiguous states to Hawaii, Alaska and U.S. territories commonwealth.
Reduced shipping time is also important for certain commodities in order to lower shipping costs and deliver superior goods on time. When an expedited timeline is required, the experts at D. Heath International can handle vital shipments and get them there fast and safe.