Beware, FDA will soon have a system to track your performance!

FDA will implement PREDICT (Predictive Risk-based Evaluation for Dynamic Import Compliance Targeting and Import Trade Auxiliary Communications System).  Although this is likely the longest acronym known to man, I am looking forward to this new system replace OASIS. 

PREDICT will be FDA’s system to target higher risk shipments, and will keep track of importers compliance.  PREDICT will make it essential for importers to cooperate with brokers in advance, and utilize the “Affirmation of Compliance” section on customs entry forms — which helps provide to FDA a quick mechanism to prove that you are compliant with FDA regulations.

FDA has many outreach events scheduled to get the word out about the new changes coming with PREDICT.  The Florida Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders (FCBF) is assisting to get the word out and has outreach events in Tampa and Miami.