Any importer qualified by the Secretary in accordance with the eligibility criteria set forth in this section shall be reevaluated not less often than once every 3 years and the Secretary shall promptly revoke the qualified importer status of any importer found not to be in compliance with such criteria.
21 U.S. Code § 384b. Voluntary qualified importer program
(a) In generalBeginning not later than 18 months after January 4, 2011, the Secretary shall—
(1) establish a program, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security—
(b) Voluntary participation
(c) Notice of intent to participate
(d) EligibilityEligibility shall be limited to an importer offering food for importation from a facility that has a certification described in subsection (a). In reviewing the applications and making determinations on such applications, the Secretary shall consider the risk of the food to be imported based on factors, such as the following:
The known safety risks of the food to be imported.
The compliance history of foreign suppliers used by the importer, as appropriate.
The potential risk for intentional adulteration of the food.
Any other factor that the Secretary determines appropriate.
(e) Review and revocation
(f) False statements