The FDA, Food and Drug Administration defines food shipments as those shipments that contain food, beverages, nutritional supplements and chewing gum as well as for human and animal consumption.
A shipment that contains multiple non-food items and includes only one food item will make your shipment subject to requirements for the importation of food.
FDA Registration Number of the company where the product was made and or processed is necessary. Food shipments must be marked correctly indicating what they are going to be used for.
Personal shipping of alcoholic beverages is prohibited; however, it is allowed if the company has an FDA number, the product is for use as sample for business and the shipment goes through an importer licensed by the TTB (the US agency that controls the trade in alcoholic beverages, weapons and tobacco). Please note that DDC is a licensed Importer for all the US and its territories.
Gift declaration: All gifts must be wrapped individually and clearly indicate on the outside that it is a gift. Exceptions: Alcoholic beverages, perfumes containing alcohol and cigars are may no benefit from the "gift" category. In the case of perfumes or tobacco, they will have a tax lien upon entering.
The tobacco coming from Cuba has its entrance prohibited in the USA.
Fish and products related to wildlife and wild flora. They require customs processing if the product comes from the wild life or contains parts coming from it.
DDC does not charge a fee to its clients to process the Prior Notice document for the US Customs.