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Online Applications for Export Lists

Online Applications for Export Lists

Launch the

FDA Industry Systems'
Export Listing Module (ELM)

OMB Approval Numbers: 0910-0509
OMB Expiration Dates: 11/30/2020

Download Step-by-Step Instructions (PDF: 873KB)


Tips for Completing an ELM Application

You will be asked to identify the facility for listing in one of three ways: using the Food Facility Registration, the FEI number, or the DUNS number. The ELM will auto-populate your name and address for listing from FDA records based on the way that you identify the facility. Please note: The best option is to use the Food Facility Registration, which allows you to have complete control over the name and address that gets populated on your ELM application. 

Using the Food Facility Registration in ELM

If you choose to identify the facility using the Food Facility Registration (FFR), the ELM will display a list of all registered food facilities associated with your FDA Industry Systems (FIS) account. If your account is only associated with one registered food facility, the system will automatically select that facility and move to the next screen.

If you represent a food facility but do not see an option in the ELM to identify the facility by the FFR, you can associate this facility with your account using the facility’s FFR number and PIN. To do this, click on the “Food Facility Registration” link from the FIS home page. Once the Food Facility Registration system opens, select “Link Registration to your Account” on the left side of the screen and enter the facility’s Food Facility Registration number and PIN. When you log back into the ELM, you should have access to this facility.

Once you have selected the facility for the application, you will be able to choose any name on the FFR as the "Name for Listing." If you do not see the name with which you would like to be listed in the dropdown, you can save your ELM application as a draft, log in to the Food Facility Registration system, add the name with which you would like to be listed in the “Alternate Trade Names” section, and then go back to the ELM to complete your application.

The ELM will pull the facility address from the FFR as the address for listing. If this address is incorrect, you can save your ELM application as a draft, log in to the Food Facility Registration system, correct the facility address, and then go back to the ELM to complete your application.

 If you have any trouble completing your application or would like to submit your applicating in writing, please contact CFSANExportCertification@fda.hhs.gov.