We have compiled an extensive list of abbreviations and terms which are used in the discussion and documentation of the Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements.  

ISF 10+2 Abbreviations and Acronyms

AAEI—American Association of Exporters and Importers
AAPA—American Association of Port Authorities
ABI—Automated Broker Interface
ACE—Automated Commercial Environment
AES—Automated Export System
AMS—Automated Manifest System
ANSI—American National Standards Institute
ATDI—Advance Trade Data Initiative
ATS—Automated Targeting System
BAF—Bunker Adjustement Factor
BAPLIE—Bayplan/stowage plan occupied and empty locations message
B/L—Bill of Lading
CAF—Currency Adjustment Factor
CAMIR—Customs Automated Manifest Interface Requirements
CATAIR—Customs and Trade Automated Interface Requirements
CBP—Customs and Border Protection
CFR—Code of Federal Regulations
CFS—Container Freight Station
COAC—Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions
CSI—Container Security Initiative
CSM—Container status message
C–TPAT—Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism
CY—Container Yard
DDP—Delivered duty paid
D/F—Documents Fee
DHS—U.S. Department of Homeland Security
DNL—Do not load
DUNS—Data Universal Numbering System
EIN—Employer identification number
FAQ—Frequently asked questions
FDA—U.S. Food and Drug Administration
FCL—Full Container Load
FI/LI—Free in/Liner In
FIO/LIO—Free In and Out/Liner In and Out
FIRMS—Facilities Information and Resources Management System
FO/LO—Free Out/Liner Out

FROB—Foreign cargo remaining on board
FTZ—Foreign trade zone
FR—Federal Register
GLN—Global Location Number
HBOL—House Bill of Lading
HTSUS—Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
ICPA—International Compliance Professionals Association
IE—Immediate exportation
IIT—Instrument of international trade
IMO—International Maritime Organization
IRS—Internal Revenue Service
IT—Immediate transportation
ISF—Importer Security Filing
ISPI—The International Ship and Port Facility Code
JIG—Joint Industry Group
LCL—Less than Container Load
MBOL—Master Bill of Lading
MID—Manufacturer identification
M/T—Metric Tons
MTSA—Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002
NAM—National Association of Manufacturers
NCBFAA—National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America
NII—Non-Intrusive Inspection
NPRM—Notice of Proposed Rule Making
NVOCC—Non-vessel operating common carrier
OCS—Outer Continental Shelf
O/F—Ocean Freight
OPA—Outward Processing Arrangement
OMB—Office of Management and Budget
PDF—Portable Document Format
PGA—Participating Government Agency
Pub. L.—Public Law
PSS—Peak Season Surcharge
RILA—Retail Industry Leaders Association
RFA—Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980
RO/RO—Roll On/Roll Off Vessels
SAFE Port Act—Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006
SBREFA—Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996
sFTP—Secure File Transfer Protocol
SSN—Social Security Number
T&E—Transportation and exportation
TEU—Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit
THC—Terminal Handling Charge
TIB—Temporary Importation Bond
TSC—Technology Support Center
TSN—Trade Support Network
UMRA—Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995
UN EDIFACT—United Nations rules for Electronic Data Interchange For Administration, Commerce and Transport
U.S.C.—United States Code
VIN—Vehicle Identification Number
VOCC—Vessel Operating Common Carrier
WHTI—Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
WSC—World Shipping Council

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