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FDA Product Code Builder

FDA Product Code Builder

 

Overview

This program allows you to build an FDA Product Code. The code is based on the Industry, Class, Subclass, Process, and Product associated with the particular commodity. The FDA Product Code Builder program walks you through building the code by allowing you to search and select from a list of possibilities.

When you update the screen, a query file is created and queued to be sent through ABI to Customs.

Note: You can also access this FDA Product Code Builder screen from the FDA Product Code field on the FDA screen within Shipment Processing.

 

Screen

The FDA Product Code Builder screen is accessed from the Import File Maintenance Menu. (Note: It can also be accessed from the FDA screen within Shipment Processing.)

 

Procedure

The following table describes the fields on the FDA Product Code Builder screen.

 

Field Name

Data Entry

Description

Product Code

This is the FDA product code.

These fields will be filled in for you if you select Y in the Search by Product Desc field and answer the questions about the commodity.

Industry

Class

Subclass

Process

Product

These fields describe in detail the product. They are filled in for you as you interact with the product description questions.

 

Priority

Press ENTER to accept the default of 4.

This is the ABI priority status for the query that is being created.

Search by Product Desc? (Y/N)

Enter Y to have the program walk you through the building of the product code.

The program will ask about the industry, class, subclass, process and product in order to create the product code. Your answers will be displayed in the Industry, Class, Subclass, Process, and Product fields above.

Correct (Y/N)

Enter Y if you are satisfied with the product description you have selected.

Enter N to begin again.

When you select Y, the cursor will drop to the ACTION field.

If you select N, the cursor will return to the Search by Product Desc field and you can begin answering the questions again.

ACTION

If you have completed building a product code, update the screen.

When you update this screen, a query file is created and the program will return you to the Import File Maintenance Menu.

 

Search by Product Description Screens

 

Overview

There are three (3) Search screens:

          Product

          Subclass

          Process

As you answer these sub-screen questions, the Industry, Class, Subclass, Process and Product fields on the first screen are filled in for you.

 

Screens

The search screens are accessed when you enter Y in the Search by Product Desc field on the first screen of the FDA Product Code Builder program.

 

FDA Product Search screen:

 

FDA Subclass Search screen:

 

FDA Process Search screen:

 

Procedure

Select from the list of descriptions under each element. The product code will be built for you based on your selections.

 

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