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Notice to the Trade/Cargo and Document Cutoff – VI/ Eastern Caribbean Island , Dominican Republic and Haiti

2015-05-26

This notice serves as a reminder for shipments from the US to the Virgin Islands, Eastern Caribbean, Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Below is the cutoff matrix based on cargo delivered to the port of Port Everglades, FL:

LOAD PORT

DESTINATION PORT

SAILING DAY

DOCUMENT CUTOFF DAY AND TIME

CARGO CUTOFF DAY AND TIME

Port Everglades, FL

Rio Haina, Dominican Republic

Wednesday

1200 hrs Tuesday

1200 day of sailing for all cargoes

Sunday

1200 hrs Friday

1700 hrs Friday

Port Everglades, FL

Port Au Prince, Haiti

Sunday

1200 hrs Friday

1700 hrs Friday

Port Everglades, FL

St Thomas, St Croix, St Maarten, Antigua, Barbados, Trinidad, Anguilla, St Kitts, St Eustatius, Tortola, St John’s, SABA, Virgin Gorda, Montserrat, St Bart’s

Thursday

1200 hrs Wednesday

1200 day of sailing for all cargoes

As you may know, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) agency recently unveiled its revised enforcement strategy as it relates to Importer Security Filings (ISF). The new strategy, which provides a standardized approach, will permit CPB HQ to conduct analysis into non-compliant ISF filings with the intent to conduct focused outreach.

*Reminder: We encourage exporters to file documentation for all International shipments by the requested documentation deadlines to avoid penalties.

US Customs will begin to enforce the penalties of $5,000.00 against importers who is not reporting the ISF to US Customs 24 hours before the container is loaded on the vessel.

Recordatorio: A partir de Julio 9 2013, la aduana norteamericana aplicará la penalidad de $5,000.00 por cada ISF que se no se presente 24 horas antes que el contenedor sea cargado al barco.