Both facilities must be registered with FDA to become Secure Storage Facilities. While the meat inspection facility is ordinarily exempted from the registration requirements of the BTA, to be a secure facility for other products subject to the BTA, it must be registered. The criteria to be a secure facility for CBP purposes has three elements: The facility must be bonded, registered with FDA, and may not hold merchandise for which it is the importer, owner, consignee or any other parties with a financial interest in the instant shipment. Additionally, bonded warehouse entries cannot be filed on merchandise unless PN has been satisfied.
What does it take to become a “Secure Storage” location? We have companies interested - one is a customs bonded warehouse that would hold food, etc. - another is a meat inspection facility that is registered w/USDA Food Inspection Service.
- Last Modified: August 30, 2016