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

9:45 AM MST | December 8, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published its interim final rule, the Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements, last week for U.S.-bound maritime cargo. 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. The rule stems from the Safe Ports Act of 2006 and is...

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