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Reasoning: Action 19

FDA will work with Customs and Border Protection to explore developing a process by which brokers and filers can correct inadvertent data errors submitted about imported products and FDA should post that process online.


The accuracy of the information submitted by brokers and filers about imported products is important to FDA’s work in protecting the food and medical product supply in the United States.  The ability to correct such errors contributes to a more efficient and cost-effective regulatory system because decisions are made based on more accurate information.

Information submitted about imported products, however, is housed in different systems and owned by different regulatory agencies, which introduces challenges to any process to correct information that has been submitted.  FDA should work with CBP to explore the feasibility of allowing brokers and filers to correct inadvertent data errors, when appropriate.  If a process is developed, that information should be made broadly available by posting on the FDA Web site. 

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