Descartes Systems Group, a company that offers logistics solutions under the software as a service (SaaS) model, has launched its Importer Security Filing (ISF) "10+2" Readiness Program. This security measure is often referred to as "10+2" because it requires the collection of 10 new data elements from importers or their agents submitted 24 hours prior to vessel departure and two new message sets from ocean carriers within 48 hours of vessel departure.
The Descartes ISF Service offers a comprehensive solution to help importers, customs brokers, carriers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, and shippers comply with the new regulations. To accommodate customers' varying technical capabilities, Descartes offers options that range from a user-friendly Web solution that permits manual entry of data information to a tightly integrated system-tosystem electronic data interchange (EDI) connection. Regardless of the option chosen, Descartes ISF Service submits required data information electronically to CBP and gathers the status of that filing in real time.
Company URL: www.descartes.com