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Export Certificates and Certificates of Free Sale

If you are a manufacturer in the state of Louisiana exporting food, drug, or cosmetic products outside of the U.S., the recipient country's regulations may require that you have one or more of the following documents accompanying your shipment(s):

Note: either of the above may be used in multiple iterations if additional pages are required (for numerous products).

  • Certificate of Free Sale - This certificate stipulates that your firm is permitted in the state of Louisiana and has products registered with FDU. Furthermore, it states that your facility is in compliance with cGMP, as delineated in Part VI of Title 51, L.A.C.

The process for completing these certificates is as follows: download the appropriate form to your computer, load the form into your Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader software and fill in the empty fields with the requisite information. Print a hard copy of the document. Post the document to our office at the address listed on the document. The document will be signed by our Sanitarian Program Administrator (and DHH Legal Notary Public, if necessary) and mailed back to you at your return address.