FSVP – are you being asked for a DUNS number?

Portions of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) went into effect today (May 31, 2017).

If you buy animal food products direct from a foreign company, they have probably asked you to provide them with the following information:

  • Contact Name
  • Contact Email
  • Company DUNS Number

This information must be reported to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for all imported food products prior to entry into the US.


  1. How do you get a DUNS Number?
    Apply at: www.dandb.com/free-duns-number
  2. Does it cost anything to get a DUNS Number?
    No it’s free.