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Shipping Terms Glossary: Importer Security Filing (ISF)

The importer security filing (ISF) is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulation that requires importers and vessel carriers to submit data electronically and in advance for inbound ocean shipments. The ISF generally notifies CBP of the container detail and arrival plan. 

 

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