For Industry


Import Trade Auxiliary Communication System (ITACS)

FDA has deployed the Import Trade Auxiliary Communication System (ITACS) for use by the import trade community.  This system was implemented in order to improve communication between FDA and the import trade community.

ITACS provides the import trade community with three functions:  the ability to check on the status of an entry, the ability to submit entry documentation electronically, and the ability to submit goods availability information for targeted shipments electronically.

Benefits to the trade include the ability to receive more detailed entry statuses than what is currently transmitted to filers via Customs’ Automated Broker Interface (ABI), reducing the need for phone calls inquiring about the status of entries, and eliminating the need to mail or fax entry documentation and goods availability to FDA and no problems with lost documents.

ITACS may be accessed at and the presentation provides an overview and walkthrough of ITACS functionality.

Questions, comments and suggestions for improvements may be sent to


Announcement: Today the Division of Import Operations is launching a new and revamped website. The site provides easy access to up to date and comprehensive information on most importation issues including personal importation and commodity specific requirements. There are answers to virtually all FDA import questions such as quick access to common entry errors, and there is contact information to reach real people locally and in headquarters. The Imports site is part of the overall FDA website, FDA.GOV. We encourage all to book mark the link:

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