The Entrepreneur Forum | Startups | Entrepreneurship | Starting a Business | Motivation | Success

Importing from Canada to US - FDA Regulated

Remove ads while supporting the Unscripted philosophy...become an INSIDER.

VisionNN

Bronze Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Speedway Pass
Mar 6, 2016
61
185
139
Hey everyone,

Does anyone here have experience importing products that are FDA regulated into the US from Canada? Does everyone just use a customs broker and call it a day or has anyone actually done it themselves? What is the process like?

Have been reading a lot on it and it definitely seems like a job for a customs broker but im not ready to give up yet.
 

Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum. Subscribe.

YoungPadawan

Miles to go before I sleep
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
Nov 7, 2015
470
1,240
374
27
I would definitely get a customs broker for that. It's a small fee for sleeping soundly at night.

Rules are constantly changing, and unless you have training on being a customs broker, hand off that work to them. You don't want to get caught with your pants down.
 

VisionNN

Bronze Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Speedway Pass
Mar 6, 2016
61
185
139
I would definitely get a customs broker for that. It's a small fee for sleeping soundly at night.

Rules are constantly changing, and unless you have training on being a customs broker, hand off that work to them. You don't want to get caught with your pants down.

Valid point. Any ideas on how the cost is calculated or what kind of cost i can anticipate for a broker? I have a meeting with an FDA broker on Monday and want to know if im being hosed or not on the cost.
 

YoungPadawan

Miles to go before I sleep
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
Nov 7, 2015
470
1,240
374
27
I'm not totally sure to be honest. You could maybe shop around a bit by visiting the US customs and border protection website and get a few quotes from different brokers.
 

Thoelt53

Gold Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
Dec 8, 2016
705
2,062
555
Boston, MA
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said:
For example, questions about products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration should be forwarded to the nearest FDA district office (check local phone book under U.S. government listings) or to the Import Division, FDA Headquarters, 301.443.6553.

Personal Importation

Basic Importing and Exporting | U.S. Customs and Border Protection

How to Import from Canada Into the United States - Flexport

What type of product are your importing? Food? Drugs? Cosmetics? Medical equipment?

I have no experience here, but some quick research leads me to suggest that there is ample information on the web to figure it out yourself. Alternatively, hire a well reputed broker and call it a day. It still would not hurt to educate yourself and do your due diligence.
 

Sponsored Offers

  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE You Are One Call Away From Living Your Dream Life - LightHouse’s Accountability Program ⚡
Thanks for clearing that up. What do you recommend for those who are still in the process of...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Fox Web School "Legend" Group Coaching Program 2021
I thought I would post up the first video from the newest 2021 program content... Just a...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Kill Bigger Incubator
I have not offered one of these in a while, but it looks like I have time to take on an...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Lex DeVille's - Advanced Freelance Udemy Courses!
Hi Lex, I looked at several options including Kajabi and settled on the Divi theme on Wordpress...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Grow Your Business With a Book (An Unorthodox Marketing Strategy That Built One of the Largest...
Are you looking for a new, lesser-known but potentially very lucrative source of leads to your...
  • Sticky
FEATURED! Introducing... WEALTH EXPO$ED, A Short Story By MJ DeMarco
The story is BASED UPON a true story. The details aren't entirely accurate or from a distinct...



Forum Sponsor

Grow an online business:
- Start immediately!
- Master business skills!
- 100+ Fastlane students enrolled!
Review & Details >

New Topics

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Monthly conference calls with doers
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

Top Bottom