Enforcement of electronic presentation requirements for inbound vessels

The required Advance Electronic Presentation of Cargo Information Final Rule, published in the U.S. Federal Register on 5 December 2003, amended the Customs Regulations by mandating the transmission of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Form 1302 data electronically via the Sea Automated Manifest System (AMS).

CBP Trade Information Notice No. 04-20 of 6 July 2004provides notification to vessel carriers that CBP will deny unloading of vessel cargo that is not properly manifested.

Contact: Dragos Rauta