Direct-import refers to a type of business importation involving a major retailer (. Wal-Mart ) and an overseas manufacturer . A retailer typically purchases products designed by local companies that can be manufactured overseas. In a direct-import program, the retailer bypasses the local supplier (colloquial middle-man ) and buys the final product directly from the manufacturer, possibly saving in added cost data on the value of imports and their quantities often broken down by detailed lists of products are available in statistical collections on international trade published by the statistical services of intergovernmental organisations (. UNSTAT ,  FAOSTAT , OECD ), supranational statistical institutes (. Eurostat ) and national statistical institutes. Industrial and consumer goods.
These extenuating circumstances include importing an unapproved drug for a serious condition for which there may be no effective treatment available in the . But the drug can't be marketed to . citizens by distributors of the drug in question, the product can't be considered to "represent an unreasonable risk," and the patient doing the importing has to be ready to affirm in writing that the drug is for his/her own use. The patient also has to be willing to furnish contact details for a physician in the ., or provide "evidence that the product is for the continuation of a treatment begun in a foreign country."