Do you need an apostille on a Certificate of Free Sale?
A Certificate of Free Sale can be issued by the local Chamber of Commerce, California State (Food and Drug Branch), and the U.S. Federal Government (FDA). If the certificate is issued by the local Chamber of Commerce, it will need to be notarized. A Certificate of Free Sale can also be called a “Certificate for Export” or “Certificate to Foreign Governments.”
The certificate of free sale is evidence that goods, such as food items, cosmetics, biologics, or medical devices are legally sold or distributed in the open market, freely without restriction, and approved by the regulatory authorities in the country of origin (United States).
Foreign governments who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention require a “Certificate of Free Sale” when companies in California export products to them. A local Chamber of Commerce can issue a Certificate of Free Sale for products legally sold in the United States. A Certificate of Free Sale states that the company selling the products has submitted evidence that the products listed on the certificate are freely sold in the United States.
Once you receiver the certificate, go ahead and mail-in your documents to our office for processing. In California, we have an office in Los Angeles – Burbank and in San Francisco. The processing time at our Los Angeles – Burbank office is same-day and our San Francisco office is the next business day. We also provide FedEx overnight shipping at no additional cost.
We also have an office in Washington, D.C. to apostille your FDA issued Certificate of Free Sale.
International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document authentication services. We process documents from all 50 U.S. States including documents issued by the U.S. Federal Government. Our in-house California notary has at least 10 years of notary experience. Call us anytime from 8am to 7pm Monday through Saturday.
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