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The Observatory of Customs Controls for United States Imports (OCAI, by its Spanish acronym) is based on information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Operation and Administrative System for Import Support (OASIS), on shipments that have been refused entry to the United States. The Observatory provides a mechanism to search and analyze the data collected by the FDA, the agency charged with inspecting the importation of food (with the exception of most meat and poultry products), cosmetics, medicines, medical products and electronic devices that emit radiation. These products may be rejected entry for a variety of reasons that have to do with their sanitary and hygienic condition and/or their compliance with the technical standards and regulations in force in the United States. For more information regarding OCAI, please contact ocai@cepal.org.