For shipments on the water on and after June 30, 2016, CBP ports will no longer need to run suggested penalty action by headquarters for approval and will be free to issue liquidated damage claims locally.
As of this date the so called 3-strikes rule, whereby penalty action was generally not initiated until the importer had been warned three times, will also end.
Consequently, importers could start seeing far more penalties issued for “errors” such as:
- Failure to submit
- Late submission
- Failure to update
- Failure to withdraw
Penalty amounts are $5,000 per ISF transmission error up to $10,000.
If you have additional concerns, or are an importer petitioning for mitigation or cancellation of these penalties based on mitigating and aggravating factors, please contact Deringer’s Logistics Consulting Group with any questions.