Editor's Note
FDA will hold a webinar to provide food importers with information regarding the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) on Sept. 20. VQIP is a voluntary fee-based program that provides expedited review and import entry of human and animal foods into the United States for participating importers. Participating importers will be able to import their products to the U.S. with greater speed and predictability, avoiding unexpected delays at the point of import entry. Consumers will also benefit from the importer’s robust management of the safety and security of their supply chains.
September 12, 2018
Food and Drug Administration

FDA Offers Webinar to Help Food Importers Learn About the Benefits of the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP)
FDA will hold a webinar on September 20, 2018 from 1:00-1:45 pm Eastern to provide food importers with information regarding the new Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP). VQIP is a voluntary, fee-based program that allows participating importers to import their food products to the United States with greater speed and predictability by avoiding unexpected delays at the point of entry.

If you are interested in learning more about VQIP, registration for the webinar is now open. When registering you will be given the opportunity to submit questions to be addressed by the panel of VQIP speakers.


If you are unable to join the Webinar, but would like more information on the program, please visit FDA’s VQIP website .

If you have questions about VQIP or the Webinar, please contact the VQIP Importer’s Help Desk at FSMAVQIP@fda.hhs.gov or 1-301-796-8745.