New Dietary Supplement Fees

PR_flag_islandRecently, the Natural Products Association called for the repeal of fees on the dietary supplement industry.

With Puerto Rico’s financial crisis looming,  on Feb 9, 2016, the Puerto Rico Secretary of Health unilaterally imposed fees:


  • Every supplement including variations by size, must pay a $25 fee.
  • Manufacturers must file an application and pay an additional $500 fee.

  • Wholesale and retail distributors must also register and pay an additional $100 fee.

  • Facilities are subject to inspection and must pay a $50 fee.


This ruling does not impact United States based companies.  But the Food and Drug Administration )FDA) requires all US based food and supplement manufacturers to register with the FDA for food safety reasons. Fortunately there are no fees for such registration, just the time to do so.


Image source: By Mistman123 (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons



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