Importing spices to USA for commercial purposes - Spice Exporters Directory

Importing spices to USA for commercial purposes

Imports of spices are subject to review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and their admissibility is determined by the FDA. You may want to contact the FDA to obtain instructions on how to label the products (i.e., ingredients, nutrition, content etc.) at 1-888-723-3366.

All commercial imports of food products including spices require the filing of Prior Notice with FDA, and foreign manufacturers and/or distributors of food products must register with the FDA before their goods may be admitted.

There are no restrictions or quotas on spices whether bottled, brewed or packaged, which means there is no limit to the amount you can import into the U.S. However, some products which contain these items may be subject to some restrictions or special duties (e.g. sauces, syrups, soups etc.). If you are importing any of those products, you may want to consult with an Import Specialist at your local port of entry.

Countries that have normal trade relations status with the United States are eligible for the duty rates in COLUMN One, unless there is an international trade agreement that provides for duty-free entry of your goods if they are from a country covered by such an agreement. For instance, GSP eligibility is indicated by “A.” For more information on such agreements, please see International Agreements section.

Duty is assessed on the price paid for the goods, which does not include freight and insurance charges.

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