FDA Export Certificate - Certificate of Free Sale

FDA Certificates for food, dietary supplement and cosmetics

Foreign business and governments often asked for FDA certificates for products exporting form the U.S. FDA is issuing a certificate of free sale also known as FDA export certificate, to US firms that manufacture food, dietary supplements, cosmetics and food additives. The certificate indicates that the product is marketed in the U.S. or eligible for export and the manufacturer has no pending enforcement action before FDA.

FDA does not issue certificate to products manufactured outside the U.S. and FDA is not required by law to issue a certificate of free sale (fda export certificate), even though FDA is providing this service to domestic firms. It may take up to 8 weeks to get the certificate depends on FDA. FDA fee for certificate of free sale is USD 10 per certificate for food, food additives, dietary supplements, and cosmetics.

For cosmetic products FDA issue two types of certificates, general and product specific for general certificate FDA will not list any product name. In a product specific certificate FDA will list the brand name of each cosmetic product.

Liberty Management Group Ltd. assists food, dietary supplement and cosmetic manufacturers in FDA export certificate application requirements.

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