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Freightgate is the industry leading, Internet based supply chain software solutions provider for global shippers, forwarders and carriers working to effectively manage the complex and demanding information flow in today's worldwide supply chain. Since 1994, Freightgate and its parent company have provided solutions that are low cost, easy to implement and deploy on a global basis. Using our hosted SaaS model, we host our partners' confidential supply chain data on our systems. The trust our customers have shown in Freightgate permits them to concentrate on their core business competency while Freightgate products give them control over their information on their terms.

Freightgate Compliance-Trek! Press Release

Freightgate’s ISF 10+2 Solution named Compliance-Trek! is an innovative SaaS web-based platform designed to support importers, customs brokers, freight forwarders and ocean carriers with import security compliance and trade data reporting to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Freightgate’s ISF 10+2 Solution simplifies customs and trade compliance for your global supply chain.

Compliance-Trek! has RDV technology. RDV is known as Role Dependent View. RDV allows users only to view information and input data which is important to their participation in the ISF compliance process. Field offices and overseas suppliers view their part; carriers see their part; logistics handlers and forwarders see their part; and corporate management has end-to-end visibility of the entire ISF information collecting and filing process. RDV ensures data confidentially and security.

If you are looking to integrate ISF 10+2 Program compliance into your existing enterprise platform, Freightgate's EDI experts have done countless edi integration projects for some of the world leaders in their field. To read more about Freightgate's ISF 10+2 Program Software Solutions click here: Freightgate ISF -10+2 Solutions

For additional information on Freightgate visit them on the web at, email or call Martin Hubert at (714) 799-2833. Freightgate’s Corporate Office is located in Huntington Beach, California. Freightgate is offering special discount pricing for Logistics Wisdom users. Just mention that you heard about Freightgate at

What is the CBP-approved electronic data interchange system?
The current approved electronic data interchange systems for vessel stow plans are vessel Automated Manifest System (AMS), secure file transfer protocol (sFTP), and email. The current approved electronic interchange system for container status messages is sFTP. The current approved electronic data interchange systems for Importer Security Filings are vessel AMS and the Automated Broker Interface (ABI). CBP will publish a notice in the Federal Register if a different or additional electronic data interchange systems are approved.

What measures will be taken as part of the Secure Freight Initiative to ensure data security, and address privacy concerns regarding the use of commercial data for counterterrorism risk-screening purposes?
To ensure data security, CBP uses standard file formatting; data transfer protocols and secure submission interfaces within its Automated Commercial System (ACS) and Automated Targeting System (ATS). 

CBP considers this commercial data as business sensitive information, which may constitute trade secrets, and would protect such data from disclosure to the extent authorized by law (the Trade Secrets Act prohibits the unauthorized disclosure of confidential commercial information). As to any personally identifiable information, such information is held securely with restricted access on a need to know basis and subject to the same handling procedures as other personally identifiable data CBP routinely collects from travelers in connection with its border enforcement mission and in accordance with the Privacy Act.
As CBP endeavors to further bolster its targeting capabilities by creating new programs under the Secure Freight Initiative, it will continue to ensure that the same rigorous security and privacy protocols that exist today are scrupulously followed.

Eligibility to file an Importer Security Filing, authorized agents.
(a) Eligibility. To be qualified to file Importer Security Filing information electronically, a party must establish the communication protocol required by Customs and Border Protection for properly presenting the Importer Security Filing through the approved data interchange system. If the Importer Security Filing and entry or entry summary are provided via a single electronic transmission to CBP pursuant to § 149.6(b) of this part, the party making the transmission must be an importer acting on its own behalf or a licensed customs broker.

(b) Bond required. The ISF Importer must possess a basic importation and entry bond containing all the necessary provisions of § 113.62 of this chapter, a basic custodial bond containing all the necessary provisions of § 113.63 of this chapter, an international carrier bond containing all the necessary provisions of § 113.64 of this chapter, a foreign trade zone operator bond containing all the necessary provisions of § 113.73 of this chapter, or an importer security filing bond as provided in Appendix D to part 113 of this chapter. If an ISF Importer does not have a required bond, the agent submitting the Importer Security Filing on behalf of the ISF Importer may post the agent’s bond.

(c) Powers of attorney. Authorized agents must retain powers of attorney in English until revoked. Revoked powers of attorney and letters of revocation must be retained for five years after the date of revocation. Authorized agents must make powers of attorney and letters of revocation available to representatives of Customs and Border Protection upon request.