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Compliance-Trek! Software Enhanced with NEW Importer Security Filing Features

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Huntington Beach, California - On January 26, 2010, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has officially begun enforcement of the interim final rule on the Importer Security Filing ISF, also known as the 10+2 rule. The ISF rule has been in development for the past two years in the works. It requires importers and carriers to electronically transmit twelve data elements not included on the standard ocean cargo manifest. CBP has been working with logistics and supply chain groups to get importers prepared.

From the current information we have received, CBP enforcement will enacted in three stages. Beginning January 26 to April 30, 2010, CBP enforcement will focus on importers that have never filed the data, and filers that file incomplete data or don’t meet the deadline the 24 hours before a vessel sails from a foreign port.

Starting about May 2010, CPB will initiate holding shipments of noncompliant companies, and begin additional enforcement measures and random inspections. Sometime around June, CBP will start assessing liquidated damages. If everything is on schedule, the Importer Security Filing program will be in full enforcement by year-end.

Freightgate, a global industry leader in Web 2.0 technology supply chain software solutions, has enhanced Compliance-Trek!, its compliance management system, to supports and ensure compliance with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection 10+2 Importer Security Filing requirements.

Compliance-Trek! will enable importers to file information from any worldwide location collaborating more closely with their suppliers, forwarders, customs brokers and ocean vessel carriers to fulfill their Importer Security Filing responsibilities avoiding penalties and shipment delays. Compliance-Trek! exclusive features makes information available to the people who need to know in real time with integrated RDV (Role Dependent View) technology. The re-usable templates eliminate duplicate data entry by storing parties, items, HTSUS numbers and all other pertinent information.

According to comments received from importers and industry experts, Compliance-Trek! is the logistics industry's best 10+2 Importer Security Filing Software which will enable importers to improve the seamlessness of their supply chain visibility while at the same time complying with the importer security filing regulations. "We feel it only a matter of time when other countries will implement the same security requirements as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. We want our customers to be fully prepared when that happens," said Martin Hubert, Freightgate President.

Compliance-Trek! simplifies customs and importer security filing compliance of your global supply chain. Compliance-Trek! is a stand-alone SaaS module of Freightgate's innovative PLTX platform which can also be integrated in your other systems by leveraging EDI and file input and export capabilities. With over a decade of integration history Freightgate can provide deep integration into your business processes allowing collaborate control of your entire order in the Logistics Management Lifecycle!

For more specifics on Compliance-Trek! and 10+2 Importer Security Filing requirements, contact Freightgate on the web at www.freightgate.com, email sales@freightgate.com or call (714) 799-2833.

About Freightgate:

Based in Huntington Beach, California, the Freightgate team has been developing Internet solutions for the freight and logistics since 1994, such as its industry-leading PLTX(tm) Platform, with I-Trek!(R) Internet Supply Chain Collaboration & Visibility; GTM-Trek!(tm) for RFQ and tender management; Tariff-Trek!(tm) for service contract and quote management; FMC-Trek!(tm) for fulfilling FMC publishing requirements; Pay-Trek!(tm) for automated freight bill audit and payment; WISA(tm) innovative What-If-Scenario Analysis tool; I-Sail!(tm) interactive online sailing schedule; Compliance-Trek!(tm) for compliance management with FMC and U.S. Customs. Freightgate's customer portfolio contains companies such as Agility (former GeoLogistics), Alliance International, APL Logistics, CaroTrans, Dediola Global Logistics, Menlo Worldwide Logistics, Nippon Express, Panalpina, Primary Freight, Top Ocean and Dow Corning. Freightgate is ISO 9001:2000 certified. For additional information on Freightgate visit them on the web at www.freightgate.com, email sales@freightgate.com or call (714) 799-2833.

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