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Customs security – keeping a firm grasp on customs regulations

In the fight against international terrorism, the customs authorities have tightened legislation. Among other things, they commit companies to an advance customs data announcement via partnership programs such as C-TPAT, which classify companies as reliable partners. We help you import your consignment faster to the desired country where we, as the certificate holder, have individual contact persons at the customs authorities.

Export to the USA is subject to strict security measures

With numerous embargoes against global terrorism, the USA in particular has established large customs barriers for imports. They protect against certain persons and organizations or aim to starve the financial sources of terrorist groups. This means prohibited countries, companies and individuals are “blacklisted” by the United States. A list of terrorist groups can be found in EU Regulation 881/2002, the so-called “Taliban Regulation” can be found in the EU Regulation 2580/2001.

Overview of DACHSER customs security:

  • Experienced employees with regular intensive training
  • Many years of experience with Importer Security Filing (ISF)
  • Recognized as an AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) since July 2008
  • Smooth processing of your US imports
  • Direct contact with local contact persons

Without the 10+2 rule no goods will get into the USA

A thorough examination of your exports is the inevitable consequence of tighter security regulations in the US. The verification of your goods is based on the Importer Security Filing (ISF). Under the so-called 10+2 rule, ten defined entries must be transmitted electronically to US Customs – at least 24 hours before the ship leaves the port of departure. Incorrect, late or missing filings will be fined between $2,500 and $5,000. Especially in the event of missing filings you run the risk of subjecting your shipment to a time-consuming customs check in a US port that requires payment.

As an AEO, we facilitate your imports

In order to document the safety of your imports to American customs, we support you on several levels. Firstly you will benefit from our good reputation: The status as an AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) facilitates security-relevant customs controls. We thus ensure a consistent international supply chain for your goods.

Smooth transport of goods to the USA

We are also the right partner for you when it comes to dealing with the formalities. As a registered “filer”, DACHSER has been working on behalf of numerous clients since 2009. Our employees are familiar with the regulations and processes of the US customs authorities down to the smallest detail. When transmitting data, we use a web-based platform tested by US Customs to securely forward your shipment data. 

With our service, your imports will arrive safely in the USA. Our professional, routine filing allows you to smoothly handle all US business and rule out any nasty surprises from the start. We also take care of your filing if you use other service providers to transport your shipment. Your contact person at your local DACHSER branch will be happy to advise you in more detail.