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To sell in the US

FDA Registration

Bravo Compliance assists you in registering your firm with the FDA.

To import food products into the US, it is mandatory to register your firm as a foreign producer/exporter with the FDA. Once completed the online registration procedure, your firm will be provided with an FDA registration number, which shall be reported on all the export documents for your merchandise shipped to America.

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FDA Registration
$100 (additional facility) $85

U.S. Agent

You can engage Bravo Compliance as your US Agent for the FDA registration process.

To register your firm with the FDA, you need to officially designate a US-resident natural or legal person, to act in the role of US Agent for your firm. The US Agent is a third-party consultant retained by your firm as a communication contact with the FDA for the FDA registration procedure.

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FDA Agent (U.S. Agent)

$380 per year (additional facility) $350

US Applicable Laws and Regulation

Bravo Compliance pins down the US laws and regulations relevant to your firm and your food products.

Before exposing your product at tradeshows or selling your products in the US, including the sales through web portals like Amazon, it is crucial to previously identify the specific US laws and regulations attaining to your products, to avoid running into any incompliance notifications by the FDA.

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US Applicable Laws and Regulation (Requirements check)

Starting from $100 (additional product category) $85

FSMA Compliance

Bravo Compliance evaluates your status of compliance with the FSMA requirements and sketches the steps to reach full compliance.

To sell your products on the US local markets, or even expose samples at American trade fairs, as well as trade your merchandise through web portals like Amazon, your firm needs to previously determine its status of compliance with the specific US laws and regulations attaining to your production processes, single ingredients, and single categories of finished products bound to enter the American market.

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FSMA Compliance (Compliance check)

Starting from $250 (additional product category) $200

FSVP Agent

For all concerning procedures implied in the importation of your products into the US, Bravo Compliance can act on behalf of your firm in the capacity of FSVP Agent.

To sell your products on the US local markets, or even expose commercial samples at American trade fairs or trade your merchandise through web portals like Amazon, your firm must officially designate a US resident, either a natural or legal person, professionally qualified to act in the role of FSVP Agent, who will be responsible for the compliance of the product with the relevant US import rules before the FDA, during the carrying out of all the import procedures.  

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FSVP Agent per singola importazione (FSVP Agent)

Starting from $165 (additional Entry) $155

Label Editing and Upgrading

Bravo Compliance reviews and upgrade your labels to comply with the relevant US laws and regulations.

To sell your products on the US local markets, or even expose commercial samples at American trade fairs or trade your merchandise through web portals like Amazon, you need to previously ascertain that the labeling standards of your products meet the requirements of the relevant US regulations and the description of nutritional data, allergens, and additives, along with all other features of your labels, comply with such rules.

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Label Editing and Upgrading (Labeling review)

From $850 (additional Label) $780

Qualified FSVP Contact for FDA Communication

Bravo Compliance can act in behalf of your firm in the US as a qualified FSVP contact before the FDA for all the compliance and clearance procedures required for any products that you are importing into the United States.

The US importers, as well as the foreign producers that import food products into America by means of their own US subsidiary companies, which do not have employees nor representatives professionally qualified in the matter of FSVP rules, must retain an official FSVP Agent. The latter is an independent qualified professional residing in the US, either a natural or legal person, who play the role of a non-financial/commercial representative of your firm before the FDA, for the communications and exchange of information with the agency in relation to the import into the US of your human food products. Moreover, the Agent monitors and verifies the ongoing updating of the FSVP Manual activities, as required by the relevant FDA dispositions. 

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Qualified FSVP Contact for FDA Communication

From $300/month (additional supplier and/or product category) $250

FSVP Qualified Individual (PCQI)

Bravo Compliance can act as your FSVP Qualified Individual (PCQI).

The FSVP importer that does not dispose of personnel professionally familiar with the regulatory requirements to carry out the import operations, must formally retain an US resident professional competent in this specific matter to act as a FSVP Qualified Individual for Prevention Controls (PCQI) and draft the FSVP Manual for the importer, as required by the relevant FDA rules.

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Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)

$1.850* (additional product category) $950

*Our offer will be confirmed once viewed the producer’s documentation relevant to the food safety rules compliance.

Upgrade Your FSMA Compliance Status

Bravo Compliance can assist you in upgrading your firm’s compliance with the FSMA regulations and getting ready to export your food products into America.

Before shipping to and selling your merchandise on the American market, it is crucial to provide documental proof of preventive controls implemented, and the risk analysis principles on which they are founded. at all the stages of the production processes subjected to the HARPC regulation (in force in the US) and NOT the HACCP regulation (in force in the EU).

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HARPC Plan (Food Safety Plan)

$850* (additional product category) $750

*Our offer will be confirmed once viewed the producer’s documentation relevant to the food safety rules compliance.

FDA Audit FSVP / FSMA

In the course of the compliance procedure, your firm, as a foreign supplier that imports human food products into the US, is subject to an FDA audit aimed to verify your status of compliance with respect to the regulation Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSMA).

Bravo Compliance can provide your firm with all the information and e-tools needed to manage the administrative formalities required in your case, in all the stages of your import process. At this stage, Bravo Compliance is your representative in the context of the FDA audit on FSMA regulation compliance

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Hourly Rate for a remote Regulatory Audit (Assistance with FDA Audit in remote mode)

$1.650* (additional product category) $1.500

* Final price may vary depending on the firm’s location and possible living costs to be added. *These fees do not include any out-of-pocket cost incurred by the service provider in connection with the performance of the Services and will be billed separately, but only to the extent that BRAVO has obtained the client’s prior written approval of such costs before incurring such costs.

FDA Audit PCHF / FSMA

Bravo Compliance can assist you in the context of the FDA audits relevant to your firm’s compliance with the FSMA regulation Preventive Controls for Human Food.

The producers who market their products in the US are supposed to pass an FDA audit at their facilities to ascertain the correct implementation of the (FSMA) PCHF rules.

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Daily Flat Rate (8h) for an on-site Regulatory Audit (Assistance with FDA Audit)

$1.650* (additional product category) $1.500

* Final price may vary depending on the firm’s location and possible living costs to be added. *These fees do not include any out-of-pocket cost incurred by the service provider in connection with the performance of the Services and will be billed separately, but only to the extent that BRAVO has obtained the client’s prior written approval of such costs before incurring such costs.

Compliance Assistance and Management

Since the entry into force of the FSMA regulations, all the big American groups uses web portals to manage the food safety requirements relevant to merchandise bought from foreign suppliers. Therefore, in order to obtain the FSMA compliance status, a supplier/seller that intends to operate in the US must open account on a web portal and upload information, data, and documents related to the food safety practices implemented at its facilities.

Bravo Compliance assists you in opening and managing a dedicated account on your American clients’ portal, and obtaining and updating your FSMA compliance status on there.

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Compliance Assistance and Management (U.S. Customers portal)

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Dedicated access to the Bravo Compliance portal for the management and monitoring of your firm’s FSVP program.

Bravo Compliance provides the user with a dedicated access to customized solutions to manage and/or monitor the compliance with the FSVP regulations

Bravo Compliance Portal is the solution for managing the food safety compliance status. It makes the FSVP online procedure easy, safe and fast while enabling the supplier to communicate with its FSVP Agent on a user-friendly cloud panel. Based on a simple framework, Bravo Compliance enables the user to reach full compliance with the FSVP requirements.

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Dedicated access to the Bravo Compliance portal for the management and monitoring of your firm’s FSVP program.

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to export to the US

Starter

from $270/month

Bravo Compliance offers the Starter Package to foreign firms in their start-up phase with less than 10 shipments per year. The Starter Package is the perfect solution for small exporter company to save on single services while receiving full technical-regulatory guidance to comply with the FSMA regulations.

Business

from $520/month

Bravo Compliance offers the Business Package to small importers or foreign suppliers with less than 25 shipments per year. The Business Package is the perfect solution that enables the small importers and/or exporter company to save on single services while receiving full technical-regulatory guidance to comply with the FSMA regulations as required by the FDA.

Premium

from $850/month

Bravo Compliance offers the Premium Package to the US importers or foreign suppliers performing 25 or more shipments per year, The Premium Package is the solution that enables the exporter to save on single services while receiving full technical-regulatory guidance to comply with the FSMA regulations as required by the FDA.

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F.A.Q.

Is it mandatory for the foreign supplier to retain an FSVP agent to export to and import into the US your food products?

Yes, it is a mandatory requirement if there is not a US owner or designated receiver when your products enter the US borders. The same requirements also apply in case you intend to expose your food products at American trade fairs, or ship them through Amazon to a public storage facility in the US and from there enter the local markets with your own local distribution network.

Is it mandatory for Is a foreign producersupplier that imports its food product into the US to retain an FSVP agent, if that firm dispose of an own US subsidiary company/division registered in the US?

Not necessarily.

However, if the aforesaid US subsidiary company/division does not dispose of personnel professionally familiar with the FSVP regulations and qualified for the role, it does need to retain a qualidied FSVP Agent

Who is qualified to act as an di agente FSVP agent?

A qualified  FSVP Agent must be a US-resident professional specifically competent in the FSVP regulation, formally retained by the foreign exporter/FSVP importer to check and ensure that all the food products imported into America by the firm comply with the relevant US laws and can pass the FDA food safety controls.

Is the FSVP Agent obliged to designate a FSVP Qualified Individual?

Yes, it is.

Pursuant to the FSMA relevant dispositions, upon its designation, the FSVP Agent must designate an FSVP Qualified Individual for Prevention Controls (PCQI) as its assistant in drafting, monitoring, and keeping updated the importer’s FSVP Manual.

Which activities must the FSVP Agent perform?

The standard requirements to pass the foreign supplier verification programs (FSVP) are as follows:  

  • Providing risk analyses for all products to be imported into the US;
  • Evaluating and approving foreign suppliers in consideration of their production processes, singles ingredients used in such processes, and categories of products to be imported into the US;  
  • Pinning down and implementing the verification activities specifically relevant to each and any foreign suppliers;
  • Implementing correction procedures (when necessary);
  • Representing the importer in the identification procedure when the shipments enter the US and acting as the official record keeper of the importer before the FDA for all the documentation and register keeping relevant to the FSVP regulations for a minimum period of two years;
  • Subsequent foreign supplier’s  evaluations and approvals (with at least triennial frequency).
What the FSVP Agent is supposed to ensure with is activities?

The FSVP Agent must ensure that all the food products to be imported into the US satisfy the same food safety regulatory requirements which apply to the American producer and distributors. Also, the FSVP Agent needs to specifically verify that the products comply with the US regulations aimed to sanction sophistication and/or improper labeling with respect to allergens.

Which activities is the producer supposed to carry out to comply with the FSMA regulation?

The producer must draft a HARPC (Food Safety Plan) containing the following documents:

  • A Risk Analysis aimed to pin down the possible hazards requiring preventive control.
  • A certification attesting the preventive food safety controls performed at the production facility.

The Food Safety Plan includes preventive controls on the following areas of interest:

Production processes; hygiene and allergens controls; foreign supplier verification plan, along with a product recall plan from the American market; implementation of the aforesaid preventive controls and corrective/verification procedures.

What happens if my labeling set does not comply with the US rules?

Two options are available to the firm: Either correctly relabeling the products to keep marketing them within the US, or shipping them off the US, or destroying them at its own expense. Labeling incompliance constitutes one of the most common causes of block of sales which the FDA imposes, as well as the consequent product recall by the firm that undergoes the sanction.

What happens if a producer does not comply with the US laws and regulations?

A producer who is not compliant with the regulation PCHF of the FSMA and undergoes a FDA inspection, may incur the block of the product when the merchandise is still in the phase of importation into and/or recall from the American market. A producer, to be sure to obtain customs clearance and marketing feasibility in the States for its human food products, needs to demonstrate that its firm does meet the requirements and dispositions set on the FSMA.

What happens if a producer does not comply with the FSMA regulations?

A producer who is not compliant with the regulation FSVP of the FSMA and undergoes a FDA inspection, may incur the block of the product when the merchandise is still in the phase of importation into the US, and/or in the phase of recall from the American market. A producer, to be sure to obtain custom clearance and marketing feasibility in the States for its human food products, needs to demonstrate that its firms meets can meet the requirements and dispositions set on the FSMA.

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