I will be travelling from overseas and I want to bring a batch of cosmetics products into the US for resale. Estimated value of it is $2000. It will be packed in a regular checked luggage.

Will I face issues at PoE and how easy it will be to clear customs? Am a US resident.

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    Do the cosmetics comply with applicable U.S. laws and regulations? fda.gov/cosmetics/cosmetics-international-activities/…
    – Traveller
    Feb 24 '20 at 10:18
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    In many countries you can only declare personal goods at customs at the airport, and any commercial imports need to be handled through other channels, as there's usually more paperwork involved. Don't know if that applies for the US. Also, what's your citizenship or residency status? If you're not a US citizen or PR, you may run afoul of legislation preventing you from working on a visitor visa.
    – jcaron
    Feb 24 '20 at 10:27
  • @Traveller it looks like FDA regulations do not apply for soap. And that's what I want to bring. Feb 24 '20 at 22:36
  • @FallenBoeingRedemption According to cosmeticsinfo.org/products/soap FDA regulations typically apply, depending on the type of soap you want to import
    – Traveller
    Feb 25 '20 at 8:49

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