Exporting cosmetics from the US? Here's how to speed up the certification process
By Michelle Yeomans
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Firms exporting products are often asked by foreign governments or customers to supply a ‘export certificate’ as part of the process of importing a product into their country.
In many cases they are seeking official assurance that products exported to their countries can be marketed in the United States or meet specific U.S. regulations, for example current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations.
That document must contain information from an authority like the FDA about that product's regulatory or marketing status and although the Administration is not required by law to issue these export certificates, it intends to continue to provide this service as resources permit.
Let’s take a look at the steps companies will need to take to obtain this certificate, therefore making the exporting process easier.