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Import Program

All products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration must meet the same requirements, whether imported from abroad or produced domestically. The job of protecting consumers includes an ever-increasing need to oversee imports, which have been increasing by 10-15 percent per year for the last decade, and those percentages expect to keep rising.

This is a bar graph that shows the total number of lines of products Imported into the U.S. per Fiscal Year. A line is a distinct product within a shipment. A single shipment may include multiple lines.

This is a pie chart that shows the percentage of lines associated to different product categories imported into the U.S. during Fiscal Year 2015. The product categories and their corresponding percentages.

All FDA-regulated products are electronically screened before they enter the U.S. Consumers and importers of imported FDA-regulated products will find helpful information detailed on this website.

Getting Started with Imports

Is Your Shipment on Hold?

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General Import Questions

FDA Import Contacts and Office Locations

Find FDA contact information for general import questions


For Import Entry Questions

FDA Import Offices and Ports of Entry

Find your local FDA office or port for questions regarding specific import entries

Page Last Updated: 02/22/2016
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