• Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
  • Agriculture: A priority for sustainable development in the Americas

Accredited Third-Party Certification Program and Voluntary Qualified Importer Program

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General objective:

To sensitize government and private-sector officials in the Americas about the FSMA Accredited Third-Party Certification Program and the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program.



Kenneth Nieves
International Policy Analyst
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Doriliz De Leon
Voluntary Qualified Importer Program Co-Lead


Relevant material and supporting documents:

The documents below are available in several foreign language(s). FDA offers these translations as a service to a broad international audience. We hope that you find these translations useful. While the agency has attempted to obtain translations that are as faithful as possible to the English version, we recognize that the translated versions may not be as precise, clear, or complete as the English version. The official version of these documents is the English version.



Fecha - HoraActividadExpositores
08:30 – 08:40WelcomeAna Cordero, Agricultural Health and Food Safety, IICA and Nicole Conklin, FDA
08:45 – 9:15Accredited Third-Party Certification Program requirements and FDA implementation effortKen Nieves, CFSAN-OCD/Third-Party Program
09:15 – 09:45Questions and comments
09:45 – 10:15Voluntary Qualified Importer ProgramDoriliz De Leon, CFSAN-OCD
10:15 – 10:45Questions and comments
10:50Event closure

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