FDA-user-fee2FDA’s proposed FY2014 budget needs to be analyzed carefully by food importers. FDA needs funding to fully implement FSMA, and a chunk of it will be from you!  On the image to your left, note the new FDA Food Facility Registration and Inspection Fee, and the new FDA  Import fee (among others).  This link and more information is found on the hyperlink provided – go to page 65 of 531.

The facility registration fee would cost small companies $125, midsize companies $500 and large companies $1,000, according to the FDA. The import fee would cost companies $21 per line entry, though there would be exemptions for small importers and a maximum charge for large importers.