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Food

U.S. FOOD IMPORTS

U.S. agricultural imports in FY 2022 are forecast at $159.5 billion, $2.0 billion higher than the revised FY 2021 due to higher imports of livestock and beef products, oilseeds and products, and horticulture products.

Both wine and beer forecasts are increased $300 million from their previous FY 2021 projections to $6.8 billion and $6.3 billion, respectively, as imports volumes and values upward trend accelerates.

Sugar and tropical products are forecast to be worth $24.2 billion, a $400 million upward adjustment from the previous forecast. Sweeteners and products, cocoa and coffee products forecasts are adjusted upward by $100 million, $200 million, and $100 million, respectively.

Oilseed and product imports are expected to continue to grow by $500 million to $12.4 billion. Total grains and feed imports for FY 2021 are expected to remain constant at $15.3 billion but increase in FY 2022 by $200 million to $15.5 billion to support growing animal product consumption and exports.

North America

The U.S. is projected to import $36.1 billion from Mexico, with increased imports of fresh fruit, beer, and cattle, while imports from Canada are projected at $29.1 billion with increased beef grain and oilseed imports going to the United States.

Europe

U.S. imports from the European Union are projected at $31.7 billion on expected increased imports of wine and cheese.

Asia

An increase is also expected from Asia, to $24.7 billion with processed vegetables from China and oilseeds from Indonesia.

Africa

Imports from Africa are adjusted upward by $200 million to $3.7 billion due to expected increases in imports of cocoa and products from Côte d’Ivoire.

Food Imports & Exports Regulations
BIENNIAL REGISTRATION RENEWAL

Domestic and foreign food facilities must renew their registrations between October 1 and December 31, 2022. You may want to take this opportunity to switch U.S. Agent.

FOOD FACILITY REGISTRATION

Companies can export or import Conventional Foods, Dietary Supplements or Alcoholic Beverages to or from the United States, as long as the facilities that produce, store, or otherwise handle the products are registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA).

FDA PRIOR NOTICE

FDA uses the information provided with the Prior Notice to determine whether to inspect, sample the article of food when it arrives in the U.S. or deny entry.

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FDA Registration

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Prior Notice

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FDA compliant labels

Low Coffee Prices

A product sold as a dietary supplement and promoted on its label or in labeling as a treatment, prevention or cure for a specific disease or condition would be considered an unapproved illegal drug.

However, low acid, pasteurized, sterilized or acidified products sold in

  • metal tins & cans
  • canisters, drums, pails,
  • buckets, jars, bottles,
  • flexible pouches or tetra packs

require a Food Canning Establishment (FCE) registration.

    FOOD CANNING ESTABLISHMENT
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