Clearing FDA Imports


Need assistance with the importing process for products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)? You have come to the right place! AFC International, LLC simplifies the importation of FDA-regulated products. Our customs brokers have the experience and knowledge to ensure information on your FDA-regulated products are properly reported through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system.

Our Commitment to Clearing Your FDA Imports

Food and Drug Administration, (FDA), regulated products must meet certain importing requirements to protect buyers. Our Customs Brokerage team is committed to helping you stay compliant with all U.S. FDA importing laws by correctly reporting your information to FDA. With more than 25 years of experience, we have helped customers get their FDA imports cleared, regardless of the carrier type or freight forwarder.

Importing FDA-Regulated Products has Never Been Easier

  1. AFC International has an internal staff of customs brokers with many years of experience and in-depth knowledge of US FDA importing laws and regulations. Sit back, relax and rest assured that we will keep you compliant with all your FDA imports.
  2. We are a trusted liaison between you, our client, and Customs and FDA agents. We will deliver Customs and FDA all the necessary information to receive import clearance from FDA
  3. Our customs brokerage professionals help you every step of the way, whether you are importing food, cosmetics, perishables, medical devices or any other FDA-regulated products.

Four Documents to Clear Your FDA Imports

  • Commercial Invoice
    This document includes detailed information about your imported goods, such as manufacturer, origin, destination, and Harmonized Tariff Code (HTS).
  • Packing List
    This list is provided to you by your shipper or freight forwarder.
  • Bill of Lading (BOL)
    This document is issued by the carrier to the shipper of goods. It provides a tracking number and international shipping details.
  • Arrival Notice
    This document is provided by the carrier to the consignee and Notify Party on the BOL.

Obtaining clearance of FDA imports has never been easier for importers working with AFC International. We will manage the importing process to keep you compliant and ensure your shipment is cleared, regardless the port of entry. Call us at 800-274-2329 to get started!