CertLab Blogs

Insights for the food & beverage, cosmetics, OTC, and supplements industries.

How to Read an HTS Code (& Estimate Customs Duties)

Members of the World Customs Organization (WCO), which includes U.S. customs, use the Harmonized System (HS) to...

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FDA ITACS: A Tool to Speed Your Next Import

Everyone wants to cut in front of the line, especially when your company's time and money depend on importing shipments...

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Detained Shipment? Following FDA Sampling Guidelines is Key

The U.S. FDA can detain your imported food products at any time for any reason. Whether for sampling, testing, or...

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How to Choose an Import Agent for FDA-Regulated Products

Enlisting an import agent is a basic requirement for importers of FDA-regulated products. Import agents are the...

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Top 5 FDA Entry Submission Errors & How to Avoid Them

Expediting imports of your FDA-regulated products keeps you a step ahead of the competition, with accurate and complete...

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How to Avoid Allergen Cross-Contact in Food Manufacturing

1-Minute Summary 

  • The FDA's "Big List" includes nine major allergens, highlighting the need for accurate labeling and...

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FDA Import Alerts: How to Get Off a Red List

Import alerts notify U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) personnel that the agency has sufficient evidence that a...

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The Top Challenges for U.S.-Bound Food Imports

One of the most challenging aspects of doing business in the U.S. is navigating the many and varied regulatory...

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