SAFE Port Act of 2006 was enacted by U.S. Congress in October of 2006.  This mandated CBP to collect additional data elements, require data to be received before loading, and improve the targeting process.


The Importer Security Filing Data Elements (the 10 portion) to be filed by the party causing goods to arrive within the limits of a port in the United States.

          Manufacturer (or supplier) name and address

          Seller name and address

          Buyer name and address

          Ship to name and address

          Container stuffing location

          Consolidator (stuffer) name and address

          Importer of record Number

          Consignee Number (IRS)

          Country of origin

          Commodity HTSUS number

The Carrier Security Filing Data Elements (the 2 portion)

          Vessel Stow Plan - vessel name and operator; voyage number; container operator; equipment number, size and type; stow position; hazmat code; and load/discharge ports

          Container Status Messages - terminal container movements, change in container status , focused on container status messaging set: equipment number; event description, date, time and location; and vessel.



The Freight Remaining on Board, In-Bond, and Foreign Trade Zone Data Elements (the 5 portion) required to be transmitted by the party filing the FROB, IE, T&E, or FTZ Documentation.

          Booking Party Name and Address

          Foreign Port of Unlading

          Place of Delivery

          Ship to Name and Address

          Harmonized Tariff Schedule at minimum 6-digit level

All Data Elements are to be filed by using current CBP communication methods.  These are the Automated Broker Interface (ABI) that is currently used by U.S. Customs Brokers to transmit entry data, and the Automated Manifest System (AMS) that is currently used by carriers, Non Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCC), and some Freight Forwarders to transmit manifest data. 

There are various options to transmit the 10 Security Filing Data Elements.  The data may be transmitted:

·         As a stand-alone security filing either through ABI or AMS.

·         Through ABI as a joint entry and security filing.

·         Through AMS as a joint manifest and security filing