We were sent this form by a customer to complete today. We do not import - we use brokers and ensure that they have all the records in place for the manufacturers that they import the products of - 3rd party audits, etc.
What would your response be to the following requested signed statement from a customer??
We are requesting that you complete the statement below and return it to us on your company letterhead. We would appreciate your response in a timely manner.
This letter will confirm that under the provisions of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) [21 CFR Part 1, Subpart L], _________________________ (name of supplier) will be identified as the FSVP “importer” for all ingredients and food products that we import into the United States. As such, we will manage any requirements that fall on the “importer” under the FSVP regulation. This will include any and all ingredients and food products that we subsequently sell to BlahBlah, Ltd.
Again, we do not import. Has anyone else had a customer request this? The opening paragraph of this requests states that they do not want to be identified of the importer for any ingredient that we supply to them.
Any help is appreciated - thank you in advance!