Postponement of ISF-5 Enforcement

Posted on February 14, 2019

Liquidated damage claims for ISF-5 violations were to be enforced by CBP starting on January 21, 2019. However, due to the government shutdown and accompanying funding lapse, this has been postponed until at least March 1, 2019.

CBP outlines this postponement in Cargo System Message CSMS #19-000011.

ISF-5 is mainly for Freight Remaining Onboard (FROB), as well as Immediate Export (IE) and Transportation and Exportation (TE) Bonds.

For an ISF-5 filing to be correct and timely, the following 5 fields must be filed prior to vessel load:

Booking Party
Foreign Port of Unlading
Place of Delivery
Ship to Party
Commodity HTSUS Number

Allyn will keep you informed of the new deadline once it is published. If you have any other questions about ISF or any trade related matter, please contact Allyn at

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