Imported Food & Drugs
Each year, approximately $2 trillion worth of products enter the United States from more than 150 countries and territories around the world.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates a large number of these products and is responsible for ensuring that they meet U.S. standards for safety and quality and do not jeopardize the public health or national security.

Working globally helps FDA better accomplish its domestic mission to promote and protect the public health of the United States. The posting of FDA staff in certain overseas regions is a key part of the agency's strategy for expanding oversight of imported food and medical products. Areas in which FDA is establishing overseas posts include China, India, the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America.

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