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VQIP
Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP)

VQIP is a voluntary fee-based program for importers who achieve and maintain control over the safety and security of their supply chains. VQIP participants enjoy the benefits of expedited review and importation of human and animal foods into the U.S.

Participating importers will be able to import their products to the U.S. with greater speed and predictability, avoiding unexpected delays at the point of import entry. Consumers will also benefit from the importer’s robust management of the safety and security of their supply chains.

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.

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Application will reopen on January 1, 2022 and remain open through May 31, 2022.

ANNUAL USER FEE

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
$15,938.00

Fiscal Year 2022.

Paid to the U.S. Treasury.

At this time, FDA is not offering an adjusted fee for small businesses.

Approved VQIP Importers
FIRM NAME
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION 999 Lake Dr
Issaquah, WA 98027
www.costco.com
PACIFIC
SEAFOOD CO INC
16797 SE
130th Ave
Clackamas, OR 97015
www.pacificseafood.com
PALMEX I LTD 9901 W lh 10 Ste 777
San Antonio, TX 78230
www.palmex.com
SOVENA USA INC 1 Olive Grove St
Rome, NY 13441
www.sovenagroup.com
VQIP IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES
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