Background

The Food and Drug Administration is accepting comments through March 1 on the information collection provisions associated with export certificate applications for FDA-regulated food and cosmetic products.

An export certificate generally indicates that a particular product is marketed in the U.S. or otherwise eligible for export and that the particular manufacturer has no unresolved enforcement actions pending before, or taken by, the FDA. In some cases, review of an FDA export certificate may be required as part of the process to register or import a product into another country.

The FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition issues export certificates for food and cosmetic products. Interested persons may request a certificate electronically via the Certificate Application Process or by contacting CFSAN for assistance. For food products, respondents can now identify facilities based on a food facility registration number, FDA establishment identification number, or Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. Respondents can also upload product information via a spreadsheet. All information is entered using electronic forms 3613d, 3613e, 3613g, and 3613l.

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