Beginning July 24, 2022, the entity identification code “UNK” will no longer be accepted in the Entity Number field by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Consistent with 21 CFR 1.509(a), FSVP importers will be required to ensure that their valid, 9-digit DUNS number is provided in the Entity Number field.

The entity identification code “UNK” was accepted temporarily to allow Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Food Importers time to obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. On July 24, 2022, CBP will reject an entry line of a food subject to the FSVP regulation when the FSVP importer’s DUNS number is not provided in the Entity Number field.

Correct Entry Procedure Under FSVP: When a food, beverage, or supplement product is subject to FSVP, the filer responsible for U.S. Customs and Border Protection entry must enter “FSV” as the Entity Role Code. This code will send a signal to CBP's Automated Commercial Environment indicating that the entry is subject to FSVP and will trigger a request for the FSVP Importer’s name, electronic email address, and UFI recognized as acceptable by FDA (§1.509). FDA currently recognizes the DUNS number as the only acceptable UFI for the purpose of compliance with FSVP.

PG19 FSVP Importer's DUNS, Business Name, and Street Address.

PG20 FSVP Importer's Street Address (Line 2), City, State, Country, & Zip Code. (FSVP Importer must be a U.S. domiciled entity, virtual companies do not qualify.)

PG21 Entity Qualifier ("FSV"), Individual's Name (or leave blank), FSVP Importer's Telephone, Email Address.

Important: The DUNS number, which is location specific, must correspond to the FSVP Importer’s U.S. location. FDA investigators may conduct an inspection to review all FSVP records at the location associated with the DUNS number submitted at entry. A DUNS number associated with a foreign facility or virtual company cannot be used for the FSVP Importer at U.S. entry.



FDA: Notice to FSVP Importers & Filers (Example)


FDA: Notice to FSVP Importers & Filers (Example)