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FDA Announces FY2022 User Fee Rates for VQIP and TPP

The fees for the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program and the Accredited Third-Party Certification Program will be effective on Aug. 1, 2021, and supports program benefits from Oct. 1, 2021, through Sept. 30, 2022.

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SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the fiscal year 2022 user fee rates for importers approved to participate in the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) and accreditation and certification bodies interested in participating in the Accredited Third-Party Certification Program (TPP). The user fee rates are authorized by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and allow the agency to assess and collect fees to cover the FDA’s cost of administering these programs. 

VQIP is a voluntary, fee-based program for the expedited review and importation of foods from importers who achieve and maintain a high level of control over the safety and security of their supply chains.

The FY2022 VQIP user fee rate will be effective on Aug. 1, 2021, and supports program benefits from Oct. 1, 2021, through Sept. 30, 2022. Currently, the agency is not offering an adjusted fee for small businesses. Approved VQIP applicants must pay the user fee before Oct. 1, 2021 to begin receiving benefits for the 2022 fiscal year.