The FDA issues various types of export certifications for various food products. Other federal agencies may issue export certificates for FDA-regulated food products in limited circumstances, usually to ensure compliance with foreign standards. It is the responsibility of the exporter to comply with the laws of the importing country.
Firms exporting products from the United States are frequently asked to provide a “certificate” for products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration by foreign customers or governments (FDA). A certificate is a document created by the FDA that contains information about the regulatory or marketing status of a product.