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What is Prior Notice (PN)?

Prior Notice consists of (but is not limited to) the following data that must be electronically provided to the FDA prior to the arrival of the article(s) at the first U.S. port:

  • The country from which the article originates,
  • The country from which the article is shipped,
  • Anticipated CBP port of arrival,
  • CBP ACS entry type and date,
  • In the event of a hold, the information about where it is being held,
  • All carriers,
  • Firm name and address,
  • E-mail address,
  • Telephone and fax numbers,
  • Registration number,
  • Standard carrier abbreviation code

The Prior Notice information is in addition to the normal FDA admissibility information required under section 801(a) of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Last Modified: August 30, 2016