Importer Security Filing (ISF 10+2)

For over two decades, the shipping and logistics experts at Global Docks have provided services out of our South Florida base. With worldwide supply lines and shipping times significantly impacted by the after-effects of Covid-19, having third-party logistics and a global importer you can trust is imperative. Global Docks is the only choice when selecting a logistics manager for importers. We work tirelessly with our importers to ensure your goods arrive in the U.S.

Custom Security Filing Process

Clearing customs and paying taxes can be overwhelming when you lack help. So, when you work with a 3PL (Third-Party Logistics) provider who doesn’t understand how customs work, goods are stuck with authorities. If the paperwork is inaccurate, your goods are lost forever. But that won’t happen with Global Docks. When you choose us, you will work with a highly reliable 3PL with the newest software capabilities. Our e-commerce fulfillment warehouse can help companies prepare the necessary documents requested by U.S. customs for importing and exporting goods. This process involves submitting the required documentation to U.S. Customs and paying the applicable taxes and duties.Moreover, importers and their agents who plan to ship goods into the United States must be aware of the requirements and ensure they comply to avoid penalties or delays in their shipment clearance. For instance, the Importer Security Filing (ISF), known as 10+2, is a customs import requirement carried out by the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in 2009. This requirement mandates that importers or their authorized companies must submit specific information about the goods being imported into the U.S. to the CBP at least 24 hours before the cargo is loaded on a vessel headed for the United States. Additionally, the “10+2” refers to the ten data elements that the importer or their agents must provide to CBP, which include:

  • Name and address of manufacturer or supplier, seller or owner, buyer or owner, ship-to, and consolidator (stuffer)
  • Container stuffing location
  • Importer of record number/foreign trade zone applicant identification number
  • Consignee number(s)
  • Country of origin
  • Commodity Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTSUS) number

Services for U.S. Imports

At Global Docks, we understand the needs of our clients and the service they expect to receive. Once your goods clear customs and arrive at our logistics center, we can provide various services for all imported products, such as cross docking, a dedicated team to manage e-commerce fulfillment, unloading palletized or floor-loaded containers, and more. Our team of logistics professionals can also assist you in selecting the best land, ocean, or air shipment. We will collaborate with you to find the most reasonable rate and quickest delivery times possible.

Contact us today for a free quote. To reach our office, call us anytime at 305-330-9760 or email