FDA Affirmation for Prior Notice

If your imported products require Prior Notice to be filed with the FDA (this includes all food/drink for human consumption and food for animals), please instruct your supplier to add a certification statement to each commercial invoice as follows:

“I hereby certify that the products on this invoice have not previously been refused entry to any other country.”


“I hereby certify that the products on this invoice have previously been refused entry to _(state country’s name)_.”

One of the above statements  (or words to the same effect) have been required on all commercial  invoices of FDA Prior Notice goods since September 6, 2011.  Please make sure your suppliers are in compliance with this statement of disclosure.

For further info, please refer to the 2nd rule at the following web address: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm253983.htm

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