Foreign Customs Laws
Imported Product Labeling
Customs and Trade Legislation
Freedom of Information Act "FOIA" Requests

Imported Product Labeling
Many federal agencies have requirements for the labeling of products imported into the United States. Proper labeling is essential to avoid penalties and to ensure that the goods are not detained or seized by Customs. For example:

  • The Food & Drug Administration has specific guidelines for the proper labeling of food and drugs and cosmetics.
  • The Federal Trade Commission has specific requirements for the labeling of textiles and wearing apparel ("FTC").
  • Both U.S. Customs and the FTC strictly enforce country of origin marking on products.
  • The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau regulates the labeling of alcoholic beverages such as wine and spirits.

Back to Practice Areas

© Hodes Keating & Pilon. All rights reserved.