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Importing and Exporting Pesticides and Devices

FIFRA Topics

EPA regulates pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). FIFRA section 17 governs the import of pesticides and devices into and the export of pesticides and devices from the United States. Policy documents are listed below.

You also may want to visit EPA's International Import/Export page for information on other import requirements.

Pesticides and Devices Intended for Export

Pesticides intended solely for export are not required to be registered provided that the exporter:

Note: The enforcement policy for exports is codified at 40 CFR §§168.65, 168.75, and 168.85.

Note: The No Action Assurance (NAA) Regarding Pesticide Export Labeling will be in place until a direct final rule is complete.

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Importation of Pesticides and Devices

All pesticides and devices imported into the United States must:
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The importer must:

Note: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations prohibit the importation of pesticides without a completed Notice of Arrival (NOA). The NOA indicates the identity and amount of the product, the arrival date, and where the product can be inspected. The EPA-reviewed and signed form is returned to the importer for presentation to CBP's district director at the port of entry. After arrival, EPA may inspect the shipment for compliance with U.S. pesticide laws.

EPA issued the following policy documents on pesticide imports and exports:

EPA has further information on international pesticide issues.

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