Is It Acceptable To Use UNK for FSVP Importer’s DUNS on Entries of Food, Beverage, and Dietary Supplements?

Question of the month with our Licensed Customs Broker, Jessica Parks:

Answer:   No, as of July 24th, 2022, Customs will reject any entries filed with the code UNK in the Entity Number field for the FSVP Importer’s DUNS. Per FDA Regulations, 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 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 entity or “virtual company” cannot be used for the FSVP importer.