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U.S. Customs Issues ‘10+2’ Maritime Security Rule

10:25 AM MST | December 2, 2008 | Esther D'Amico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published its interim final rule last week for U.S.-bound maritime cargo, the Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements. The regulation, dubbed “10+2,” requires carriers and importers to electronically submit more data than currently required to CBP before vessels are permitted into U.S. ports. The interim rule becomes effective in late January 2009, though CBP says it will “show restraint” in enforcing the rule for one year. “CBP will take into account difficulties that...

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