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Exporting/Importing Specific Products

Many exported and imported products are regulated by federal agencies. If you export or import the following types of products, you may be required to obtain specific licenses and permits or complete additional paperwork:

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Agricultural Products
Automobiles
Chemicals
Defense Products
Food and Beverage Products
Industrial Goods
Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

Agricultural Products

Export Information and Assistance

Import Programs

Animals and Plants

Wood Products

  • Guide to Exporting Solid Wood Products
    Guide for U.S. wood products producers interested in export markets, providing an overview of the necessary steps to develop a successful export marketing strategy.

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Automobiles

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Chemicals

  • Chemical Import/Export Requirements
    General info on requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for persons who import and/or export chemical substances into and out of the U.S.

  • Pesticide Import and Export Trade Requirements
    EPA regulates both the import and export of pesticides. All pesticides which are intended to be used in the US must first be registered with EPA prior to import. This web site provides information about international trade issues regarding pesticides.

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Defense Products

  • Directorate of Defense Trade Controls
    Guidance covering the export of defense articles and services. Regulations include Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

  • Selling to NATO : U.S. Company Certification
    U.S. companies interested in selling to NATO must be certified by the government before bidding on NATO Security Investment Program funded procurement opportunities here or abroad. The associated forms, procedures, related NATO documents and contact information are provided on this Department of Commerce website.

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Food and Beverage Products

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Industrial Products

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Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

  • Import and Export of Human Drugs and Biologics
    A guide to complying with the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act in the areas of international trade of drugs and biologics.

  • Importing Food, Drugs, Cosmetics and Medical Devices
    Information related to products subject to FDA's control of foods (except for certain meats and poultry products), drugs (human, animal and biological), cosmetics, medical devices and radiation emitting devices, etc., offered for entry into the United States through U.S. Customs, in support of FDA's regulatory activities.

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