What are TSCA Import Certifications?
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) import certification is a self-declaration document to show customs that all chemical substances that are imported comply with a positive or negative certification.
A positive certification means that the chemical substance complies with all applicable TSCA regulations, while a negative certification is required for specific products when not clearly identified.
1. For more detailed information, please refer to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s website.
2. The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is a federal regulation that allows the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to manage chemicals in US commerce.
Why are TSCA Certifications Necessary to Import Resin?
According to US regulations, customers are required to provide TSCA certifications for all resin orders to clear customs. Couriers representatives may request customers to provide a completed document when the product is delivered to the US.
Who Should Fill Out the TSCA Certifications Form?
The importer is responsible for filling out the TSCA Import Certifications Form. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which implements TSCA, defines the importer to include the person primarily liable for the payment of any duties on the merchandise.
Submitting TSCA Certifications
Please follow the steps below in filling/submitting the TSCA import certification:
- Download the TSCA Certification Form.
- Fill out the date and the tracking (waybill) number of your order.
- Check off Positive Certification
- Include any relevant information such as the certifier name (your name), certifier phone number, email address, and signature.
- Please note that the form includes OPTIONAL fields such as Company name, Company address, and Certifier title fields.
- In the product description column, please fill out Acrylic Resin-Photocopier printing for models.
- Send a copy to your local courier representative.
Sample reference is available here.