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POSTPONED — Discussion with the FDA

April 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


The FDA has postponed this free event due to low response. They are looking at alternative dates.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019


Homer A. Maxey International Trade Resource Center, 521 Ala Moana Boulevard, Foreign Trade Zone 9, Pier 2, Honolulu, HI 96813.


The US FDA is convening a discussion with Hawaii Brokers on April 16 in partnership with Dr. Aurora Saulo of the UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources’ Food Technology Extension Program. The purpose is to update the brokers about upcoming inspections under the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) and related programs. To this end, Hawaii Brokers are encouraged to invite the distributors and manufacturers in the U.S. whom they work with so that they can identify (then later agree in writing) who the FSVP Importer(s) will be and learn their responsibilities. Other related regulations will be open for discussion.

To register for this free event, please send mail Dr. Saulo listing the names, affiliations, and email addresses of the participants. Alternatively, you may register online using the form below.

There is an FSVP course that is scheduled on April 8-9 to be conducted by Dr. Saulo. If you are using imported foods or ingredients (that you bought directly from foreign suppliers or through importers or via distributors or other channels), you are most likely under the FSVP regulations. When you attend this FSVP course, it should equip you with questions relevant to your needs that you can ask on the April 16 discussion with the FDA. Details of the FSVP course are on:

For questions or comments, please contact Dr. Saulo by email (see above) or by cell (808 226 1950).

Parking Directions: Upon turning to Channel Street from Ala Moana Boulevard, there is a parking lot on the right corner. Immediately after this lot is a small road with a sign for Homer A. Maxey International Trade Resource Center. Please slow down because it’s easy to miss this road. The Center will be at the end of this short road. Please park by the fence.

Workshop Registration Form


April 16, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Aurora A. Saulo
808 226 1950


Homer A. Maxey International Trade Resource Center, Pier 2
521 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States
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