Thursday, November 12, 2009

Coming Soon: FDA “PREDICT”

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration “FDA” will soon launch the Predictive Risk-based Evaluation for Dynamic Import Compliance Testing “PREDICT." PREDICT, the new risk-based screening system for imports, replaces the admissibility screening function of the current system, OASIS. PREDICT will improve screening and targeting of higher-risk shipments for examination. It will also expedite the clearance of lower-risk cargo, but only if accurate and complete data are provided by importers and entry filers. This means that importers and brokers need to work together to ensure the most accurate data is provided. Submissions containing poor quality or missing data will increase the likelihood of an FDA exam.

In addition to PREDICT, entry filers will be able to use the Import Trade Auxiliary Communications System “ITACS” to check the status of individual entries, submit documents and link them to specific entries.

Click HERE to see a schedule of PREDICT Import Trade Community Outreach Events.

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