Freightgate has announced its Compliance-Trek! compliance management system, now supports the new US Customs and Border Protection 10+2 Importer Security Filing requirements.
US importers are faced with collecting ten data elements and electronically transmitting these to US Customs at least 24 hours before loading any ocean shipments in a vessel bound for the United States, noted Freightgate.
The software-as-a-service (SaaS) product will enable importers to file information from any worldwide location collaborating more closely with their suppliers, forwarders, customs brokers and ocean vessel carriers to fulfill Importer Security Filing responsibilities, the company claimed. This will help avoid penalties and shipment delays.
The 10+2 importer Security Filing requirement is scheduled to begin January 26, 2009.