The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that processing of applications for Certificate of Product Registration (CPR) for export products are prioritized. Exporters are advised to indicate in the list of products for CPR application that such are for export.
Ms. Helena Alcaraz, Chief of the Licensing and Registration Division of the FDA Center for Food Regulation and Research, said that issuance of the CPR will be facilitated even better if the application is accompanied with a proof of prospective order (e.g., email showing interest of a foreign buyer). FDA will also validate if the applicant is an exporter. (EZM)