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Understanding US Regulations for Importing Dietary Supplements: Best Practices and Pitfalls to Avoid

Understanding US Regulations for Importing Dietary Supplements: Best Practices and Pitfalls to Avoid


Importing dietary supplements to the US can present a range of challenges for individuals or companies. One of the most significant difficulties is navigating the complex system of regulation and compliance requirements set forth by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The regulations surrounding dietary supplements can be highly prescriptive, with strict requirements for labeling, ingredient sourcing, and manufacturing quality. Additionally, the FDA performs random inspections of supplements to ensure compliance, and non-compliance can result in significant legal penalties.

This webinar is, therefore, set up to provide comprehensive guidance on importing dietary supplements to the US market, with highlights on best practices and pitfalls to avoid.


Time:10:00-11:00 am (Beijing Time)

Date: 13 April 2023 

Language: English



• Dietary Supplement Definition

How does the United States categorize a dietary supplement?

• Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

What role does the FDA have in the monitoring and enforcement of import laws?

• Permits

Do you need an FDA permit to import into the United States?

• 4 Requirements

What are the most basic requirements for importing a dietary supplement?

• Prior Notice

 What does the product label need to contain?

• Manufacturing

Are there approved or banned ingredients?

• Labeling & Ingredients

What regulations should you follow?

• Foreign Supplier Verification Program

What is the program and what document must you provide?

• Enforcement Actions

What happens if the product is found in violation by either the CBP or FDA?


Speaker: Andy Swenson (US) - President of GRT Resources

Andy has over 27+ years of experience in the dietary supplement industry, a true master of the artwork of regulatory compliance.

He has consulted with companies to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and navigating the FDA regulatory landscape to facilitate product approval, label accuracy, and successful product launches in the US market.


Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from an industry powerhouse like Andy. Sign up now for his upcoming webinar, and take your dietary supplement business to the next level!


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