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Syrinx Trade Security for Cargo Security Filing Compliance

Assured compliance throughout the world’s largest market

Together the USA, Canada and Mexico account for nearly one third of global GDP and 18% of world imports. Trade Tech has been providing Advance Manifest solutions since they were first mandated in the US Trade Act of 2002. Recognised for our expertise in compliance and data standards, Trade Tech consults widely with US authorities and key industry stakeholders to advance compliance objectives.
Trade Tech is the leading industry solution for North American 24 hour rule compliance.

How to take control with Trade Security

Any forwarder should control security filing. Get it wrong and your customer is exposed to delays and penalties. Outsource filing to carriers or partners and you pay way too much yet still can’t control the service!
You can’t get control of filing and costs because it’s complex and time consuming to register with Customs jurisdictions. That’s where Trade Tech comes in. We’ve been registering customers for 20 years. We know this. We can help. We make cargofiling easy.
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Helpful filing information

United States (AMS & ISF)

  • Companies engaging in AMS and ISF filings must acquire a SCAC Code and Customs C3 Bond for approval from US Customs and Border Protection.
  • The Advance Manifest System ( AMS) collects crucial data at the Master Bill / MAWB level.
  • Importer Security Filing (ISF) necessitates additional oceanfreight data elements, often referred to as ISF 10+2; 10 data elements provided by the NVOCC/importer and 2 by the ocean carrier.
  • Typically, forwarders handle both AMS and ISF filings for ocean freight, while airlines manage AMS filings for airfreight.
  • Both AMS and ISF submissions must occur 24 hours before vessel departure, with penalties of $5000 per filing for inaccuracies or late filing.
  • Filing is mandatory for cargo discharge, US transit, transshipment, or onward carriage.
  • HBL#.
  • MBL#.
  • Carrier SCAC code.
  • Real Shipper name/address.
  • Consignee name/address.
  • Port of Loading.
  • Port of Discharge.
  • Last Port of Call.
  • First port of Call.
  • Final destination (ACI).
  • Estimated date of arrival.
  • Mother Vessel name.
  • Voyage Number.
  • Container Number.
  • Marks & Numbers.
  • Seal Number.
  • Commodity Description.
  • Piece Count.
  • Weight (Kgs).
  • HS code (4 digits).
  • Importer of record Number.
  • Consignee Number.
  • Seller name/address.
  • Buyer name/address.
  • Ship to party name/address.
  • Manufacturer name/address.
  • Container Stuffing Location name/address.
  • Consolidator name/address.
  • Country of origin.
  • HS code (6 digits).

Canada (ACI & E-manifest)

  • Any company that submits ACI and E-manifest filings must apply to Canadian Customs (CBSA) for a Carrier Code and Registration.
  • ACI or the Advanced Commercial Information filing was introduced by the CBSA in 2012 and modelled on the US AMS regulations.
  • The data requirements are similar to AMS and filing must be done 24-96 hours prior to vessel departure from origin.
  • The E-manifest is similar in concept to an E- House Bill of Lading: containing data at the House level. It is applicable to all modes of transport and must be filed prior to carrier arrival, It is filed on the CBSA’s E-Manifest portal or via EDI.
  • Failure to file or filing incorrectly leads to automatic penalties of up to $2000 for the first offence and $8000 for the third offence.
  • HBL#.
  • OBL#.
  • Carrier Code.
  • Real Shipper name/address.
  • Consignee name/address.
  • Port of Loading.
  • Port of Discharge.
  • Last Port of Call.
  • First port of Call.
  • Final destination (ACI).
  • Estimated date of arrival.
  • Mother Vessel name.
  • Voyage Number.
  • Container Number.
  • Marks & Numbers.
  • Seal Number.
  • Commodity Description.
  • Piece Count.
  • Weight (Kgs).
  • HS code (4 digits).
  • Importer of record Number.
  • Consignee Number.
  • Seller name/address.
  • Buyer name/address.
  • Ship to party name/address.
  • Manufacturer name/address.
  • Container Stuffing Location name/address.
  • Consolidator name/address.
  • Country of origin.
  • HS code (6 digits).

Mexico (AMS)

  • Only Mexican companies are permitted to register with the two main portals for submission of Advance Manifest Filings and receive a “CAAT” code (similar to a SCAC Code in the USA). Overseas forwarders may then file using their agent’s CAAT code and portal log ins.
  • Mexico AMS rules were made mandatory in 2008 for all cargo discharging in, transiting through, or being exported from, Mexico. FROB cargo however is exempt.
  • The data requirements are similar to AMS and filing must be done 24 hours prior to vessel departure from origin.
  • Forwarders must file House level data via the one of the two main portals.
  • Penalties for late or incorrect filing may be up to $5000.
  • Shipper, consignee and notify party name & address.
  • Number of packages and measurement unit.
  • Gross weight or volume of the merchandise.
  • Commodity description.
  • Quantity, Number, and size of containers.
  • Type of service contracted (CY or CFS).
  • IMO class, UN Number & contact information for hazardous.
  • Vessel’s estimated date of arrival or departure.
  • Vessel’s name and voyage number.
  • CAAT Codes of Ocean Carrier and Mexican Freight Forwarder.

Make no mistake. Only Trade Security offers you Total Control of the Customer Journey

Total control of compliance services

  • Fully integrated to US and Canadian Customs and a Mexico office with local Customs experts
  • Market leader recognised for compliance and regulatory excellence

Take control of your filing services and cost

  • Seamless Customs Registration service
  • Multiple data entry options – TMS integration or manual keying
  • Global key market coverage
  • ONE platform worldwide for you and your partners
  • ONE platform for all partner filings with distributed invoicing
  • ONE filing transaction cost worldwide – no more hidden ameta costs

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Choose Trade Tech for innovative, excellent, and reliable compliance and logistics solutions, crafted by logisticians for logisticians. Embark on a transformative journey where innovation, collaboration, and efficiency converge to create a brighter future for your compliance operations.

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