Inward Foreign Manifest Law and Legal Definition

Inward Foreign Manifest (IFM) is a U.S. Customs mandated document requiring the complete listing by bill of lading number or airway bill numbers of an arriving carrier's cargo. IFM contains the commercial particulars of the goods including: consignors, consignees, marks and numbers, number and kind of packages, their weights or measures, descriptions and quantities of the goods, their port of loading and intended port of discharge. IFM is required at all world ports and is the primary source of cargo control, against which duty is assessed by the receiving country.