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TO: JPA Members
FROM: Patricia Faison
JPA Draft Comments - FDA Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) Draft Guidance (Input Requested by August 7, 2015)
On June 10, 2015, JPA members were notified that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had announced publication of the "Draft Guidance for Industry: FDA's Voluntary Qualified Importer Program," a voluntary, fee-based program for the expedited review and importation of foods into the U.S., which can be accessed here. The Federal Register notice is available here.
JPA requested input from members regarding the draft guidance. JPA's draft comments, available here, focus on three areas: (1) the three year history of importing food to the U.S.; (2) the estimated user fee; and (3) the Quality Assurance Program.
Please review the draft comments in detail and provide your input to me by the close of business on August 7, 2015. If no comments are submitted by this deadline, we will assume they are appropriate, as drafted and proceed to submit them to the FDA by the August 19 deadline.
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