Importing Cosmetics

When importing cosmetics, the most important thing is to determine whether the product may also be considered a drug. If the importer makes any medical claims regarding the product, then it will be considered a drug. If it is a drug, importers likely will have much more difficulty importing the product. If it is only…

Importing toys and children’s products

All children’s products need to meet CPSC regulations. Specifically they need to meet CPSIA¬†requirements regarding lead and possibly phthalate testing. (https://www.cpsc.gov/en/Business–Manufacturing/Business-Education/Business-Guidance/Phthalates-Information/) Testing must be done by a CPSIA certified laboratory. This can be done either by the importer or the factory. Most importers ask the factory to contract out work with a certified laboratory in…

Importing Facial Masks

FDA will refuse entry for items that make medical claims. Ingredients are not as important as the labeling and marketing of the product. For example, if a facial mask has labeling making “anti-acne” claims or lists ingredients that “can balance oil secretion”, FDA will not allow the shipment to clear unless the labeling is removed.…