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Important Customs Status Update for FDA Prior Notice Users

Posted August 23, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has advised importers currently using the FDA’s Prior Notice System Interface (PNSI), that any draft Prior Notices opened over 120 day or longer will be set to CANCELLED status, as of August 24, 2019, at 10:00 PM.

Additionally, all other open Web Entries will be set to a final status (cancelled or complete, depending on whether the Web Entry has any associated submitted Prior notices). No additional Prior Notices will be able to be added to these Web Entries.

If filing PNSI before August 24th, 2019 at 10:00PM, be sure to close any open Web Entries.

Any associated Prior Notices that are in DRAFT status will be set to cancelled. This will NOT impact the submitted Prior Notices on the Web Entry.

Need More Information?

Any questions about this should be directed to the 24/7 hotline for FDA’s Division of Food Defense Targeting (DFDT) at (866) 521-2297 or


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