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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.

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.

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.