FDA Extends Voluntary Qualified Importer Program Application
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the application portal for its Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) will remain open until July 31, 2020.
The extension was made due to travel restrictions and advisories related to the COVID-19 pandemic has “hindered the ability of accredited Certification Bodies (CBs) to conduct onsite regulatory audits and issue certifications to foreign entities, which are required as part of the VQIP application,” the FDA explained.
VQIP is a “voluntary fee-based program established by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)..."
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