Import Refusal Report
Structure of the Import Refusal Data Files
There are three sets of zip files. Each one contains the Refusals for a group of years. Currently:
- Fiscal Year 2002 through 2006
- Fiscal Year 2007 through 2010
- Fiscal Year 2011 to date.
If using Excel to view the CSV files, Excel 2007 or later is required
In order to keep the file sizes manageable the violation codes and translations are in a separate file ACT_SECTION_CHARGES.CSV. This will also be refreshed monthly. Since the charge code is not unique there is a unique numerical identifier (asc_id) associated with the charge code and appropriate translation. Each zip file will contain an identical copy of the ACT_SECTION_CHARGES.CSV file.
The act section charges data files have the following structure:
|258||FLAVR LBLG-258||The article appears to contain an artificial flavoring and it fails to bear labeling stating that fact.||403(k), 801(a)(3); MISBRANDING|
|260||FALSE-260||The labeling appears to be false and misleading in any particular.||403(a)(1), 801(a)(3);|
|262||DIETARY-262||The article purports to be or is represented for special dietary uses and its label does not appear to bear the nutritional information required by regulation.||403(j), 801(a)(3); MISBRANDING|
The asc_id’s can be linked back to the refusal charges in the refusal data.
The refusal data files have the following structure:
|2. LGL_NAME||Name of the Declared Manufacturer|
|3. LINE1_ADRS||Manufacturer Address|
|4. LINE2_ADRS||Manufacturer Address|
|5. CITY_NAME||Manufacturer City|
|6. PROVINCE_STATE||Manufacturer Province or State|
|7. ISO_CNTRY_CODE||2 Letter ISO country code|
|8. PRODUCT_CODE||5-7 Character product code|
|9. IMP_DESCRIPTION||Importers or Corrected Description|
|11. DISTRICT||FDA District where entry was made|
|12. ENTRY_NUM||CBP Entry Number|
|13. RFRNC_DOC_ID||CBP Line Number|
|14. LINE_NUM||FDA Line number|
|15. LINE_SFX_ID||FDA Line Suffix|
|16. FDA_SAMPLE_ANALYSIS||Y if there are FDA Analytical Results|
|17. PRIVATE_LAB_ANALYSIS||Y if there was a Private Lab package|
|18. REFUSAL_CHARGES||asc_id’s (1 to many) of the charges for which product was refused. If there are multiple they will be separated by a comma e.g. 320, 328, 321, 482, 218, 3320|
This can be used to link to the charge codes & Charge statements in the ACT_SECTION_CHARGES.CSV file.