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US requirements for imported products

The US standardization system is decentralized and sector-oriented, meaning that technical standards are developed by both the government and non-governmental organizations, and industry associations play a leading role. Technical standards are formally voluntary, ie US law does not require the manufacturer to apply them, except for certain categories of high-risk products. However, in practice, their use is mandatory.
Certification of products for compliance with the requirements of a certain standard is the most common procedure for proving conformity for imported products. Certification can be conducted by both private organizations and government agencies. Mandatory state certification applies to high-risk products, such as food, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, aircraft, etc.
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