Certificate of Free Sale

Does your company need a document verifying that the products being exported are freely marketed without restriction and are approved for sale in the United States and Florida?

Some foreign governments require a “Certificate of Free Sale.”  These are sometimes also referred to as a “Certificate for Export” or “Certificate to Foreign Governments.” The Florida Chamber of Commerce can issue you a Certificate of Free Sale, evidence that a product was manufactured in, packaged, or distributed from the state of Florida freely without restriction, and approved by the regulatory authorities in the country of origin (United States). Products include:

  • General Manufactured Goods
  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Commercially Prepared Food (ready to eat)
  • Cosmetics and Medical Devices

The Florida Chamber does not offer Certificates of Free sale for raw agricultural commodities, dairy products, poultry or meat products, a dietary supplements, human or animal drugs or biologics.  Please contact the FDA for more information. (see below)


For More Information, Please Contact the Florida Chamber Miami International Trade Office.

Alice Ancona
Director, Global Outreach

Dan Tapia
Manager, Global Outreach
Tel: 850-521-1206


U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

FDA processes certificates for food, food additives, seafood, dietary supplements and cosmetics, human or animal drugs, biologics, and medical devices. FDA website offers FDA point of contact broken out by product and step-by-step instructions for obtaining a certificate can be found on the FDA website.



The Florida Chamber of Commerce offers Certificates of Origin and Certificates of Free Sale for products in most industries.
The Florida Chamber of Commerce IS NOT a government entity. It is important to note that these certificates are not in lieu of any government issued certificate. It is an addendum to any and all other document requirements.  Please check with the foreign governing agency to verify documentary requirements.