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All food, drugs, biologics, cosmetics, medical devices, and electronic products that emit radiation, as defined in the FD&C and related Acts, are subject to examination by FDA and/or USDA when they are being imported or offered for import into the United States. USDA also regulates animals, plants/flowers, fresh fruits and vegetables. This means there are stringent regulations that must be met, and sometimes the application of permits. Below are a few links to FDA and USDA sites that might be of assistance in helping facilitate those types of imports. As always Folgueras Customs Broker Corp is there to assist you in understanding these guidelines and regulations.

U.S. Customs & Border Patrol

Information on customs rules and regulations, informed compliance, trade programs, forms, etc.

U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Import alerts, and program information. Prior Notice guidelines. Facility registration guidance.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Laws and regulations on importations of plant products (e.g. Flowers / Fruits and vegetables). More info on links below.

U.S. Department of Transportation

Information on the importation of motor vehicles. Both DOT and EPA regulations are enforced; more info on CBP link below.

Federal Communications Commission

Information on telecommunication merchandise.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Information on permits, licenses, and procedures to import/export commercial wildlife shipments.

U.S. Enviromental Protection Agency

Information on the importation of motor vehicles and engines. Both EPA and DOT regulations are enforced; more info on CBP link below.

International Trade Administration (ITA)

Provides access to valuable information and services regarding U.S. international trade policy.