The new USP Chapter "<1083> Supplier Qualification" will officially come into force on 01 August 2023. As we previously reported, the draft chapter could be viewed and commented on in the USP Forum until the end of November 2021.
The final version of the new chapter now focuses on the three types of suppliers for:
Materials (e.g., active pharmaceutical ingredients, excipients, and other components and materials)
Service providers (e.g., contract manufacturers, packers, or repackers; transportation and storage services; calibration and qualification services; analytical services; and software services).
The chapter, now final, is divided into the following paragraphs and subsections:
Supplier Qualification Life Cycle: Steps for a Supplier Qualification o Preparation o Identification and Selection of Supplier for Materials and Services o Evaluation and Acceptance o Performance Monitoring o Supplier Disqualification o Conditional Approval of an Existing Supplier
Finally, it contains a "Glossary" which defines the terms most relevant to this chapter.