Import Supplier Certification (ISC)

NSF's import supplier certification program certifies supplier compliance to U.S. food safety regulations under the FDA’s Third-Party Accredited Certification program.

Certification to an FDA-recognized third-party certification program is required for products imported under the FDA Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP), which provides importers with expedited entry of product into the USA.

NSF's import supplier certification program provides peace of mind for suppliers and their importing customers that their products will sail through customs when they enroll in the VQIP.

NSF's import supplier certification does double duty by also reducing the number of customer audits you may experience. It is accepted by the FDA as an appropriate supplier verification activity for FSMA supply chain program and FSVP requirements. FSVP importers can use this certification to verify supplier compliance with FDA regulations. Suppliers gain competitive advantage with this program that provides confidence in FDA FSMA regulatory compliance.

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