PDA Letter Article

Collaboration Through Mutual Reliance Brings FDA and EMA to the Table

by Rebecca Stauffer, PDA

January 2018

In the past ten years, the number of U.S. FDA-regulated shipments moving through 300 U.S. ports has doubled. These products originate from more than 150 countries, 130,000 importers and 300,000 foreign facilities. These numbers illustrate the level to which foreign production of FDA-regulated goods and materials has exploded over the last decade.