TCT attracts attendees from all over the world. Forty-seven percent of attendees represented countries outside of the United States (OUS), confirming TCT’s global reach.
Therefore, it is absolutely appropriate for OUS companies without FDA product approval to exhibit at TCT. There are, however, a few simple guidelines to which OUS exhibiting companies should adhere:
- Companies without FDA product approval should clearly indicate on their booths that their product is for display purposes only and is not approved for use in the United States.
- Shipping paperwork should indicate that the product is for display purposes only.
- It is strongly recommended that OUS exhibiting companies inform the FDA and US Customs and Border Protection that their products are being shipped into the United States, are for display purposes only, and are not for distribution.
For more information, please contact the FDA at 800-638-2041 and US Customs and Border Protection at 877-227-5511.
Complimentary Consultations for OUS Exhibitors
CRF is pleased to offer companies headquartered OUS consultation services regarding exhibiting in the United States. Confirmed OUS exhibitors will receive a complimentary one-hour consultation with an exhibition expert who will offer advice in such areas as: how a company can promote itself if it does not have FDA product approval, configuring a booth designed for meters into the US standard of square feet, ensuring that freight clears customs in a timely manner, and other relevant topics/questions.
Once an OUS company submits a Booth Space Contract and makes a 50% deposit, a member of CRF’s industry relations team will facilitate an introduction to the exhibition consultant. It is CRF’s sincere hope that this added service will assist OUS exhibitors with a smooth exhibition process.
OUS Industry Support
A number of OUS companies sponsor groups of professional attendees to attend the meeting. Without this generous support, professional attendees traveling from oversees may not have the opportunity to attend TCT. We encourage global attendance and therefore have established services for OUS group attendees. For more information, please contact: