The registration of any Vietnamese business that was required to re-register and failed to do so has now lapsed, making it illegal for them to export food to the US and the FDA has announced it will now seize food shipped at its US port of entry until the registration is properly renewed.
The requirement, compelling businesses to re-register in all even numbered years,was first established in 2011 by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to ensure that the FDA always has access to updated information for businesses exporting to the market.
Over the past few years the US has become a highly lucrative market for Vietnamese agriculture exporters. The leading categories of exports have been tree nuts and coffee.
US consumers have also been acquired a particular fondness for Vietnamese food and beverages, especially fruit and vegetable.
A recent research by the US Department of Agriculture forecast that there would bean increase in imports of fresh fruit and vegetable in 2015.
It also showed that longan and litchi fruits have become popular in the US market.