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Do I need to register disinfectant products with EPA in order to import them?

Disinfectants like those on List N must be registered with EPA before they can be imported, sold, marketed, or distributed in the United States, regardless of whether it is registered in another country.

EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance has information on Importing and Exporting Pesticides and Devices. For specific questions, please contact the EPA regional office covering the area where the importation would occur. The EPA-supported Import/Export Compliance Assistance CenterExit provides brief explanations and links to EPA and Customs and Border Protection information on importing pesticides. Additional information on importing and exporting pesticides can also be found on EPA’s website.

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