Automated Manifest System (AMS)

What is the AMS?

The Automated Manifest System, or AMS, is the system that is used by the U.S. customs to efficiently manage shipments coming from foreign countries to the U.S.

More about AMS

The U.S. Customs Border and Protection allows different types of agencies, such as freight forwarders, freight agencies and carriers to file from the AMS. Additionally, according to the U.S. customs regulation, agencies who file through the AMS must also submit the ISF at least 24 hours before the shipment is loaded on the ship or plane. Failure or late submission of the AMS and ISF may result in penalties of at least $5,000-$10,000.