New Requirement Approaching for FSVP


Starting May 30, 2017, FDA will begin implementing the FDA’s Food Supplier Verification Program (FSVP).

The final rule requires that importers perform certain risk-based activities to verify that food imported into the United States has been produced in a manner that meets applicable U.S. safety standards.

For food shipments of subject food products, filers will need to transmit a DUNS number as well as e-mail, name and address of the FSVP importer. The FSVP importer may be a separate party from the Importer of record. On May 30 this information must be provided in ACE at the time of entry.

To help prepare customers for this new requirement,  SmartBorder has been updated to allow users to store the DUNS number along with a link for an easy look up.

For more information on this new program please see FDA’s website:

With licensed customs brokers on staff, we can help you understand FSVP and other new requirements. Contact us today.


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