The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued its Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) Guide for Vessels. APIS manifests are required to be submitted through the USCG electronic Notice of Arrival/Departure (eNOA/D) web portal for all commercial vessels arriving
from or departing for a foreign port or place. The Guide serves to describe the criteria used and the manner in which CBP evaluates the APIS manifest’s compliance with the submission requirements. Civil penalties
of up to $10,000 may be assessed for each noncompliant submission.
Source: HK Law