EPA Announces Electronic Process for Submitting Foreign Purchaser Acknowledgement Statements
For Release: August 17, 2021
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now accepting official Foreign Purchaser Acknowledgement Statements (FPAS) and FPAS annual summaries through the Pesticide Submission Portal. This improved process allows for pesticide exporters to submit FPAS electronically rather than physically mailing them, providing a key flexibility during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Pesticides intended solely for export from the U.S. to a foreign country are not required to be registered in the U.S., but exporters must submit an FPAS to EPA in order to comply with requirements under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). FPAS includes critical information about the pesticide intended for export, which EPA uses to notify the Designated National Authority of the importing country.
For more information on the required contents of FPAS and to learn more about submitting statements electronically, please visit Importing and Exporting Pesticides.