Import Program Resources
There are many resources available to assist you with understanding the import process for FDA-regulated products. Below you will find links to these resources.
Product Codes and Product Code Builder
Ensuring that you have the correct FDA product code is an important step in the electronic import entry process. The Product Code Builder Application and Tutorial pagewill guide you through an easy and user-friendly selection process that will assist you in locating and building a product code.
FDA Data Dashboard
The FDA Data Dashboard provides inspection, compliance and enforcement related data in a graphic format. This tool allows users to get detailed information and export the graphs and underlying data.
Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP)
VQIP is a voluntary, fee-based program that allows importers to receive expedited review and importation of foods into the United States if they apply, and then achieve and maintain, a high level of control over the safety and security of their supply chains. The FDA was required to establish VQIP by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Overview of the SUPPORT Act Provisions Related to Imports
The SUPPORT (Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment [SUPPORT] for Patients and Communities) Act grants FDA additional import authorities that FDA believes will meaningfully advance efforts to stop illegal and unsafe drugs from being imported into the United States.