Importing Food for Exhibitions, Trade Shows, and Trade Fairs.
Do articles importing only for trade shows or exhibitions need to be in full compliance with FDA Regulations?
Yes, as per US Customs regulation 19 CFR 147.23 (b) "The entry of food products shall conform to the requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act". The exhibitors must comply with FDA food regulations. This includes
- FDA Food Facility Registration
- Label compliance
- Prior notice
- GMP Compliance
FDA may release the food products that are not in full compliance with FDA regulations up on the request of importer through the FDA district offices, for the sole purpose of exhibition, these products must re-export or destructed under supervision after the exhibition. These requests are evaluated by FDA on a case by case basis.
It is desirable to be in full compliance with FDA regulations since the Participation in trade shows / exhibitions are expensive and crucial in marketing or launching of new products.
- FDA food facility registration assistance
- Food Labeling Review
- US FDA Agent service for foreign food facilities
- FCE registration assistance
|FDA Registration and U.S. Agent service||USD 349 (Annually)|
|FCE Registration Assistance||USD 649|
|Label Review||USD 649 / Product|