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Certificates of Free Sale

Global Exporting Assistance

SelectFlorida Provides Certificates of Free Sale


Certificate of Free Sale is a document that may be required by some importing countries, as a condition of entry.  A Certificate of Free Sale verifies products being exported are freely marketed without restriction and are “approved” for sale in the United States. As Florida’s official economic development and international trade office, SelectFlorida is able to issue a Certificate of Free Sale for your needs.

It is important to note that these certificates are not in lieu of any government-issued certificate, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A SelectFlorida issued Certificate of Free Sale is an addendum to any and all other document requirements. Please check with foreign governing agency to verify documentary requirements.

Products that may require a Certificate of Free Sale include:

  • Biologics
  • Food
  • Supplements
  • Drugs
  • Cosmetics
  • Medical Devices
  • Veterinary Medicine

Click here to apply for a Certificate of Free Sale.



What is required to get a Certificate of Free Sale from SelectFlorida?

  • Your company’s name, address, phone, and email, along with FEIN number
  • Name and contact information of the receiving international company
  • Products with descriptions
  • Value of shipment(s)
  • Food Entity Number (FEN) – Required if your business is inspected by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)


  • Digital document with digital notary – $20 each (one to two business days and delivered via high-quality PDF)
  • Paper document with embossed notary – Additional $10 (three to five business days)

Note: SelectFlorida can provide the needed documents in English or Spanish at no additional charge. If the paper document is selected, you will also receive a digital document at no additional charge.

*All fees must be paid at the time of application and are non-refundable.



For additional information about the Certificate of Free Sale, please email Certificates@SelectFlorida.org or call 305-808-3660.