message next January and requires significant change to the current methods in place for centuries.
Barrington, IL (Vocus) September 21, 2009
With only 4 months remaining in the informed compliance period of Importer Security Filing, some importers are still contemplating how to establish and enforce the advanced data reporting requirements. It seems that the two most troubling situations for importers right now are the inability to get the bill of lading number in advance and/or lack of suppliers’ and vendors’ cooperation. TRG Direct, a web-based ISF software provider, has developed a Vendor Compliance Program for direct filers to further educate their overseas suppliers on ISF.
“Like anything, good communication and training is imperative, especially with something like importer security filing that carries stiff monetary penalties or that could result in a “Do Not Load” message next January and requires significant change to the current methods in place for centuries.” stated Mike Laden, President TRG Direct, “It became imperative that we work with our ISF direct filers and their overseas vendors to take the next step in informed compliance.”
TRG Direct has an extensive background in direct filing of Customs entries that helps companies excel by offering the Importer Security Filing software. The team of ISF direct filing experts at the forefront of the program include; Mike Laden, Kelby Woodard, Elaine Bragg and Gregg Cummings. This anticipated new webinar series will include education on:
- US Importers moving toward contractual relationships for compliance,
- A vendor’s role in the Importer Security Filing,
- A background on ISF,
- In depth look at each data element required in the ISF,
- Processes as a supplier,
- Questions & Answers.
TRG Direct President, Mike Laden, is extensively involved in the Importer Security Filing Trade Outreach Program hosted by CBP. Over the past few weeks he has dedicated his time to educating importers on ISF compliance. “Mike’s involvement in the Trade Outreach Program has really strengthened our bond with our customer base and demonstrates that we really do care about them developing a successful direct filing program,” said Gregg Cummings, National Sales Manager, “Our Vendor compliance program will also help our customers develop new policies & procedures internally to ensure compliance with any new relationships they develop overseas in the future.”
About TRG Direct:
Founded in 1991, TRG was ultimately committed to providing international traders the best possible option for U.S. Customs Bonds and Marine Cargo Insurance. After substantial growth, TRG recognized the need for a more economical option for importers to process their entry clearance. With that TRG Direct was born as a way for international traders to file their consumption entry with U.S. Customs in-house. Committed to addressing other needs of the industry, TRG Direct expanded its services to offer direct filing of ISF in addition to the entry.
TRG Direct consists of industry experts committed to developing related products that enhance the simplicity, safety and economics of international trading. The extensive background of the team consists of 25 years of Customs ABI development, 25 years underwriting Customs bonds and 30 years in supply chain security management.
Jena Leary, Marketing Coordinator