NCBFAA Files Comments on ISF

Alan R. Klestadt
Phone: (212) 973-7722

Ken Bargteil
Phone: (410) 412-7263

Cindy Allen
Phone: (202) 466-0222
For Immediate Release

Washington, DC: In a letter to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) filed comments on the Interim Final Rule for the Importer Security Filing. Among the issues addressed by the NCBFAA was the:

  • Difficulty in obtaining timely bill of lading information; and,
  • Need for continued flexibility in interpreting some of the data elements.

        The NCBFAA has also suggested that future ISF Progress Reports include transactional details, which would allow ISF Filers to address specific issues with the appropriate ISF Importers.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, the NCBFAA represents nearly 860 member companies with 100,000 employees in international trade - the nation's leading freight forwarders, customs brokers, ocean transportation intermediaries (OTIs), NVOCCs and air cargo agents, serving more than 250,000 importers and exporters. Established in 1897 in New York, NCBFAA is the effective national voice of the industry. Through its various committees, counsel and representatives, the Association maintains a close watch over legislative and regulatory issues that affect its members. It keeps them informed of these and other related issues through its weekly Monday Morning eBriefing and various meetings as well as conferences throughout the year. 

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