Insight – US to temporarily reduce regulatory barriers for infant formula imports

18 May 2022

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intends to temporarily reduce the regulatory requirements for infant formula imports. The move is an effort to increase the supply of infant formula in the US.

Implications for exporters

Australian infant formula exporters may wish to consider supplying the US market given high demand and reduced regulatory barriers.

Interested infant formula exporters should respond promptly to this time-sensitive project.

Exporters should review FDA guidance material and contact Green Yang, Global Engagement Manager, Austrade, for more information and advice.


The Australian Government’s network of Agriculture Counsellors provided information for this article. More information about the Agriculture Counsellor network, including contact details, is available on the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment website.

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