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FDA, other authorities issue guidelines for good import practices


ROCKVILLE, Md. The Food and Drug Administration, along with eight other government agencies, on Tuesday issued a draft guidance document regarding good importer practices that, when finalized, will represent the current thinking on importing as it pertains to the respective government agency.

Industry has until April 12 to submit comments on the draft legislation.

The other government agencies include: the Department of Homeland Security, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

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