A Certificate of Free Sale (CFS) is a document that attests the product you are exporting to another country is identical to the product sold in the United States and has been manufactured according to all applicable laws. This assures foreign authorities that the product is safe and effective.
Many countries require a CFS to register and sell products in their country. Even where not required, some companies find it easier to register their products when accompanied by a CFS.
PCPC has been issuing CFS for member companies for more than 20 years and processes more than 2,500 of these certificates annually for 81 countries. PCPC issues CFS in an efficient and timely manner, providing all necessary consular, state department and local government agency notarization seals required for CFS. PCPC is equipped to provide a tailored CFS for a range of manufacturing situations.
PCPC also offers members Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Certificates, stating that the products are manufactured in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, as well as GMP guidelines issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and that the products are not adulterated or misbranded. A Document Authentication certificate can be ordered for documents that require legalization from the embassy or apostille from the Secretary of State, such as Letters of Authorization, product formulations and Powers of Attorney.
Certificates are available to PCPC members only. If you are a member, login to request a certificate or inquire about country prices. For more information on this program, contact the Certificates department at (202) 331-1770. Check back regularly for information on processing delays as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.