For Industry

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 5-10 percent per year for the last decade, and those percentages expect to keep rising.

Import Graph spanning 10 years: Showing a growth from 15 million products imported in 2006 to 37 million in 2016

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.

How to start importing FDA regulated products

  • Entry Submission Process
    Information you need to file an entry with FDA
  • Common Entry Errors
    Information regarding common errors to help you provide accurate and complete information to FDA
  • Import Systems
    Information regarding the electronic import systems FDA utilizes to review and validate entry data and information

Is Your Shipment on Hold?

Contact FDA

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

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