Food importers must meet certain eligibility requirements, including ensuring that the facilities of their foreign suppliers are certified through the FDA’s Accredited Third-Party Certification Program, part of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Certification bodies conduct food safety audits of foreign facilities and farms, and issue the certifications that importers need to participate in VQIP.
Application will reopen on January 1, 2022 and remain open through May 31, 2022.
Annual user fees to participate in VQIP include the costs of
- reviewing applications
- conducting inspections of importers
- conducting inspections of exporters
- Information Technology (IT) maintenance costs
Fiscal Year 2022.
Paid to the U.S. Treasury.
At this time, FDA is not offering an adjusted fee for small businesses.