PRIOR NOTICE
PRIOR NOTICE CONFIRMATION NUMBER

PRIOR NOTICE is a notification to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that a product is being imported or offered for import into the United States, in advance of its arrival at a U.S. port or airport.

FDA will use 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.

Don’t lose your shipment. File a Prior Notice (PN). Save time and money, now.

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FDA PRIOR NOTICE REQUIREMENT
FILE A PRIOR NOTICE

Prior Notice (PN) Confirmation Number is an Affirmation of Compliance, when the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) entry or admission is filed. Submitting accurate and complete information at the time of entry, and responding in a timely manner to requests for additional documents or information, helps expedite the entry review process.

You must have at your disposal:

  • FDA Registration Number of the manufacturer, exporter and importer
  • Air Waybill (AWB) Number from FedEx, UPS, DHL
  • Bill of Lading (BOL) or Sea Waybill Number from your Freight Forwarder

Advance notice of import shipments allows the FDA, with the support of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), to target import inspections more effectively.

PRIOR NOTICE DEADLINES

Except for food being sent by international mail (only covers foreign national mail services), Prior Notice must be submitted and the submission must be confirmed by FDA no less than:

2 hours before arrival, if the food is arriving by land by road

4 hours before arrival, if the food is arriving by land by rail

4 hours before arrival, if the food is arriving by air

8 hours before arrival, if the food is arriving by water.

PRIOR NOTICE CONSIGNEE

When a customer or consignee has not been identified, the Third-party Logistics (3PL) where the merchandise will be delivered and stored is the ultimate consignee in Prior Notice submissions.

FDA believes that the facility where the goods are to be delivered should be considered the ultimate consignee in all circumstances.

ITB HOLDINGS LLC as U.S. Agent, files Prior Notices (PNs) on behalf of foreign and domestic companies, upon request.

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