Most importers have had at least one CF-28 or CF-29 scare. Companies that haven’t most likely will at some point, as U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) cracks down on import compliance.
A specialized agency of the United Nations, the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s mission is to “promote safe, secure, environmentally sound shipping through cooperation.”
The United States Government has made a serious commitment to trade security and trade compliance in the last few years.
To improve the security of international trade and enforce trade laws and regulations, the Government is taking measures to advance partnership programs and encourage more importers to participate - including sweetening the deal
When certificates and paperwork are missing or incorrect at Customs or other checkpoints along a shipping line, the consequences for noncompliance can include fines and delays that impact an importer’s bottom line.