On March 31, 2009, CSMS #09-000148 was issued describing a number of changes to the Importer
Security Filing (ISF) Transaction Sets for ABI and AMS. Based on requests by the trade, the effective date of this change is being delayed until the end of June. The changes will become available in both the Production and the Certification regions upon the effective date, which will be announced approximately one week in advance. Please, see the link below for the new Transaction Sets as well as a list of the specific changes.
Furthermore, as CBP has increased editing of the current Transaction Sets, ISF filers may have noticed an increased number of rejections that were not previously encountered in response to their ISF submissions. While these rejections may not be familiar to the trade at first, they are an appropriate validation of the current Transactions Sets indicating that data is missing or incorrectly submitted.
As the quality of ISF submissions has continued to increase, CBP will implement additional data edits to ISF programming. Please, continue to use diligence in providing appropriate and correct information to CBP. If you have any questions, please contact your Client Representative.