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To import radiation-emitting products you should first understand what these products are and their requirements (FDA)


Not everyone is aware of the regulations around that topic.

The FDA is very clear:  if your product is a radiation-emitting electronic product as any electrically-powered product you will have to disclose this when the shipment enters the USA.

Here some examples that constitute a radiation-emitting product :

  • mammography devices,
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) devices,
  • liquid crystal displays (LCDs),
  • light-emitting diodes (LEDs)

Radiation-emitting electronic products are regulated by FDA and are required to comply with the general requirements found in 21 CFR 1000-1005.

Radiation-emitting electronic products subject to U.S. Federal Performance Standard require submission of Form FDA-2877, Declaration for Imported Electronic Products Subject to Radiation Control Standards, at the time of entry.

Products not subject to federal performance standards do not require a Form FDA-2877 for importation into the US.  At the time of importation, FDA will verify the declarations submitted on Form FDA-2877

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