ISF Profile Instructions

Please complete for each foreign manufacturer and return to:

Trans-Overseas Corporation
Fax: (734) 946-8197 or
Email: ISF@trans-overseas.com
Subject: ISF Request

1. IMPORTER SECURITY FILING (ISF) IMPORTER The party required to submit the Importer Security Filing (ISF) is the party causing the goods to enter the limits of a port in the United States. This party is known as the "ISF Importer". The Importer of Record Number is the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) number, Employer Identification Number (EIN), Social Security Number (SSN), or CBP assigned number of the entity liable for payment of all duties and responsible for meeting all statutory and regulatory requirements incurred as a result of importation.

2. SELLER / OWNER Name and address of the last known entity by whom the goods are sold or agreed to be sold. If the goods are to be imported otherwise than in pursuance of a purchase, the name and address of the owner of the goods must be provided.

3. MANUFACTURER Name and address of the entity that last manufactures, assembles, produces, or grows the commodity. Or, the name and address of the supplier of the finished goods are leaving. In the alternative, the name and address of the manufacturer (or supplier) that is currently required by the import laws, rules and regulations of the United States (i.e., entry procedures) may be provided (this is the information that is used to create the existing manufacturer identification (MID) number for entry purposes.

4. BUYER (OWNER) Name and address of the last known entity to whom the goods are sold or agreed to be sold. If the goods are to be imported otherwise than in pursuance of a purchase, the name and address of the owner of the goods must be provided.

5. CONSIGNEE Name and address of the individuals(s) or firm(s) in the United States on whose account the merchandise is shipped. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) number is the Employer Identification Number (EIN), Social Security Number (SSN), or CBP assigned number. This element is the same as the "consignee number" on CBP Form 3461.

6. SHIP TO PARTY Name and address of the first deliver-to party scheduled to physically receive the goods after the goods have been released from Customs' custody. U.S. Customs is looking for the actual "deliver to" name / address; not the corporate address. If unknown, provide the name of the facility where the goods will be unladen. You may provide the name and address of an in-land distribution center if the specific ship to name/address is unknown at the time of the ISF filing.

7. ITEM/PART NUMBER and DESCRIPTION This is a unique identifier number and description for each individual item supplied by this manufacturer.

8. COMMODITY HTS NUMBER Duty / statistical reporting number under which the article is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS number must be provided to the six digit level. The HTSUS number may be provided to the 10-digit level.

9. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Country of manufacture, production, or growth of the article, based upon the import laws, rules and regulations of the United States. This element is the same as the "country of origin" on CBP Form 3461.