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Import & Exports

Section 801 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) sets out the requirements for imports and exports of products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA's import program is designed to enforce the FD&C Act and other related Acts (Federal laws) to protect consumers' health and safety, and from economic fraud.  All imported products are required to meet the same standards as domestic goods.

Sections 801 and 802 of the FD&C Act govern when it is permissible to export an unapproved, adulterated, or misbranded product.

For questions about importing animal food, drugs, device, and veterinary products, contact CVMImportRequests@fda.hhs.gov.

For questions about exporting animal food and veterinary products, contact CVMExportCertification@fda.hhs.gov.

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