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DHS/USCBP RIN: 1651-AA98 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Definition of Importer Security Filing (ISF) Importer 

The Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements regulations were implemented in 2009 as an interim final rule to improve CBP’s ability to identify high-risk shipments in order to prevent smuggling and improve cargo safety and security. These regulations require certain cargo information to be submitted to CBP via an Importer Security Filing (ISF) before the cargo is loaded on a vessel that is destined to the United States. These regulations fulfill the requirements of section 203 of the SAFE Port Act of 2006 and section 343 of the Trade Act of 2002, as amended by the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. The ISF Importer is the party that is required to file the ISF. This final rule will expand the definition of ISF Importer for certain types of shipments to ensure that the party that has the best access to the required information will be the party that is responsible for filing the ISF.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 19 CFR 4.7c    19 CFR 149.1   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 109-347, sec 203    5 U.S.C. 301    19 U.S.C. 66    19 U.S.C. 1431    19 U.S.C. 1433    19 U.S.C. 1434    19 U.S.C. 1624    19 U.S.C. 2071 (note)    46 U.S.C. 60105   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/06/2016  81 FR 43961   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/06/2016 
Final Rule  12/00/2016 
Final Rule Effective  01/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1651-AA70 
Agency Contact:
Craig Clark
Branch Chief, Advance Data Programs and Cargo Initiatives
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20229
Phone:202 344-3052