Basic Importing and Exporting (U.S.
Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department
of Homeland Security)
Federal Alcohol Administration
Permits (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, U.S. Department of
Justice): Information regarding the international import
requirements for various countries for beer, wine and distilled spirits.
Importing Food Products into the United States (U.S. Food and Drug
Administration): Imported food products are subject to FDA inspection when
offered for import at U.S. ports of entry.
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) International Marketing: Offers an
array of valuable services that give buyers and sellers of agricultural products
a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
(APHIS) Import and Export Information:
Facilitates safe trade, monitors the movement of
risk material, protects against the introduction
of pests, regulates the import and export of
plants, and helps exporters meet the entry
requirements of other countries.
APHIS Fruits and Vegetables Import Requirements (FAVIR):
Allows an easy access of
regulations and information pertaining to the
importation of fruits and vegetables into the
United States, its territories, and possessions.
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
Imported Food Products Containing a Small Amount of Meat,
Poultry, or Processed Egg Product Ingredients:
Importers of FSIS-exempted products originating
from countries with animal health restrictions
must apply for and obtain a VS-permit from
USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection
International Regulations and Policies:
What requirements must countries meet to import
product into the United States. Learn about the
equivalence process, port of entry procedures,
reinspection, labeling requirements, and
products for personal consumption.