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Import & Exports

Section 801 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) sets out the requirements for imports and exports of FDA regulated products.

FDA's import program is designed to enforce the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic 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 Federal Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) govern when it is permissible to export an unapproved, adulterated or misbranded product.

For questions about importing veterinary products, contact CVMImportRequests@fda.hhs.gov.

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

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