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US Customs 24-hour Advance Vessel Manifest Rule

Automated Manifest System

The US Customs and Border Protection / Automated Manifest System (USCBP/AMS) requires that CSAV Group (the Carrier) submits advanced cargo information for all goods brought to the U.S.A., either for discharge, in transit or remaining on board (FROB).
The cargo information shall be submitted to the USCBP/AMS not later than 24 hours prior loading at the port of loading. 
To comply with the above, CSAV Group has established an average of 12 extra hours, to allow the data processing and submission, and wait for the authorities' response.
The USCBP, will carry out a security risk assessment whose results are:
  • Authorized to enter the USA:  Clear.
  • Denial of entry into the USA: Do Not Load order.


NVOCC with AMS capability

According to the US Customs Regulation, it is required that the NVOCC with AMS capability must submit their house bills of lading for all ports of loading regardless if their port have AMS capability or not.

NVOCC without AMS capability 

At the time of booking, the NVOCC without AMS capability must request the service of a third party to submit his house bill of lading to US Customs on his behalf.
Should the NVOCC choose CSAV Group to do this submission, CSAV Group Agent will enter in BDS each individual NVOCC "House B/L" inserting the following clause:
"This document has been issued for the sole and only purpose of filing the cargo manifest information with the US Customs in compliance with 19 C.F.R. §§ 4 et seq., 113 et seq. and 178 et seq. It does not constitute evidence of receipt of the goods described therein, and shall under no circumstance confer to any party any right whatsoever in respect of such goods, specifically but not exclusively excluding any right to delivery, actual or constructive possession. Notwithstanding any terms or conditions stated herein to the contrary, this document is not, and shall under no circumstances deemed to be, either a contract of carriage or the evidence of the existence of any contract of carriage between the Carrier, its servants, agents or sub-contractors, and any party indicated herein, included but not limited to any party appearing as Shipper, Consignee, Notify, nor any transferee, endorsee or holder in due course of this document, neither shall it give any such party any right whatsoever against, nor create any legal relationship with, nor impose any obligation whatsoever on the Carrier, its servants, agents or sub-contractors towards any such party, specifically but not exclusively excluding any bailment or attornment"
Note:  The "carrier house B/L" will be done only for US Customs information purposes.


Importer Security Filing (ISF) or "10 + 2 + 5"

The "Import Security Filing", also known as "10 + 2 + 5", requires that the importer or his agent (located in the USA), and the ocean carrier transmit additional data element for cargo destined to the USA. 

IMPORTER SECURITY FILING (ISF) 10, cargoes with destination USA

The importer or his agent (in the USA) are required to submit, not later than 24 hours prior loading at the port of loading, the following  10 data elements (ISF10):
  1. Seller;
  2. Buyer;
  3. Importer of record number/Foreign trade zone applicant identification number;
  4. Consignee number(s);
  5. Manufacturer (or supplier);
  6. Ship to party;
  7. Country of origin;
  8. Commodity HTSUS number (HS 6 digits)
  9. Container stuffing location; and
  10. Consolidator (stuffer).

IMPORTER SECURITY FILING (ISF) 10, cargoes in transit or FROB

In the case of cargo remaining on board through USA (FROB), discharging and transiting through USA (T&E), or discharging and immediately exporting from USA (I.E.), the required filing is done by CSAV Group as the carrier.


The pre-advise submitted by the carrier and the ISF10 or ISF5 submissions shall be a full match. Discrepancies may cause that the US Customs issues a "Do Not Load" (DNL) order.
For additional information, please contact CSAV Group local office.​