November 2017 - Following a US Congressional ruling, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) now requires foreign food and cosmetic suppliers to have a sponsor on US soil who becomes the legal FDA importer.
In 2020, the FDA will increase verifications during the clearance process so that many buyers, wholesalers, banners and other major US brokers are already asking their foreign suppliers to find another FSVP IMPORTER.
Do not wait until it happens to you. Be proactive! Make Group Transit your 'FSVP Importer'.
Group Transit and its partner Vermont Manufacturing Services (VMS) have been offering this FSVP IMPORTER service to Foreign Manufacturers since June 2018.
Although the current clientele is primarily Canadian and European, Group Transit represents companies from around the world, including Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Do you already import or are thinking of importing your food and / or pharmaceutical products into the United States? Contact us today!
This short video explains how Group Transit acts to allow the FSVP Foreign Manufacturer, regardless of its origin, to be able to import efficiently and in compliance to foreign supplier verification program and finally deliver to end customers in the USA.
Group Transit offers two options to compliant companies, to represent them on American soil as 'FSVP Importer':
Passport 'À LA CARTE':
The foreign manufacturer must first provide Group Transit with:
With its team of specialists based in Rutland, VT, Group Transit offers the various US food banners to act as the 'FSVP Importer' for their foreign manufacturers.
ADVANTAGES: The banner stands out from this important legal importer responsibility towards FDA and allows to focus its internal human resources on what matters most - YOUR OWN OPERATION!
Is your processing logistics facility registered with the FDA?
If you're thinking of starting to import food or pharmaceuticals into the US, the first step is to register your facility (factory or distribution center) with the FDA.
This registration is renewable every two (2) years. Once completed, your site obtains a unique registration number worldwide, to be included on your import documents.
Group Transit can take care of this registration for you. Ask about our foreign supplier verification program FSVP program.
Once your site is registered with the FDA, the regulatory and customs verifications are done, this is the third step before you can ship products to the United States of America.
Whether it's for a product launch, a recipe change, or an introduction to the US market, Group Transit logistics offers a turnkey service to meet the many FDA requirements.
Our multidisciplinary logistics team has the expertise to provide you with (FSVP) foreign supplier verification program recommendations on a wide range:
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