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The Role of FDA Prior Notice in Safeguarding Our Borders: An Exploration

Understanding FDA Prior Notice Every country has its own indigenous food, ingredients, packaging processes, and regulatory mandates for maintaining safety standards. When importing food or drug items from another country, the native country must consider the potential health and safety risks that these differences could likely cause the citizens. Every

Understanding FDA Prior Notice Requirements: A Comprehensive Guide for Importers

Importing goods into the United States involves navigating through a multitude of regulatory processes. As food safety and security have become paramount concerns, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the public from potential threats and emergencies. One critical aspect of this process is complying

How to Import Cosmetics into the USA using Entry Type 86?

Importing cosmetics into the United States using entry type 86 can be very lucrative even though the process can have many pitfalls. One of the biggest challenges that importers face is that many countries define cosmetics and drugs differently from the United States. For instance, in some countries, sunscreens are

FDA Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP)

The Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) is a fee-based voluntary program that provides expedited import and review of animal and human foods into the US for participating importers. The scheme will benefit both importers and consumers in a variety of ways. Participating importers can usually import their products into the