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  1. Importing Food Products into the United States

Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP)

Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP)

The Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) expedites review and import entry of human and animal foods into the United States. Participating importers can avoid unexpected delays at the point of import entry by importing their products more quickly. The resulting safety and security of supply chains benefits consumers.  

To participate, importers must meet eligibility criteria and pay a user fee that covers the FDA’s administration of the program. Importers interested in applying can set up an account via FDA Industry Systems, select VQIP under the FSMA Program options, and then select Notice of Intent to Participate on the VQIP Application Page. Importers applying for the next benefit period should refer to the VQIP Portal User Guide

Begin the VQIP Application Process

Public List of Approved VQIP Importers

OMB Burden Statement FDA Form 4041

Frequently Asked Questions

Program information and instructions to help you complete the application process.

Contact Us

Email the VQIP Importers Help Desk

Call 1-301-796-8745 for assistance in completing your VQIP application.


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