CSMS# 17-000175 - DIS Option to Submit TSCA Certification for Expedited Release Programs

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03/28/2017 04:46 PM EDT

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Related: CSMS #17-000155

On March 21, 2017, the final rule on Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Import Certification Process Revisions went into effect. See 81 FR 94980. The final rule, among other things, removed the blanket permit procedure as a viable method through which importers and brokers can submit TSCA certification information for covered chemicals.

For importers and brokers that import TSCA chemicals under one of CBP’s expedited release programs (e.g., FAST, BRASS), however, the requirement to submit TSCA certification prior to cargo release remains intact.

Importers and brokers can meet this requirement by uploading the required certification and certifier information through DIS (code EPA 06), associated to the bill of lading. Importers and brokers can also meet TSCA requirements by submitting the certification and certifier information in paper format.

For more information on the new TSCA import requirements, see https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/27/2016-31055/toxic-substance-control-act-chemical-substance-import-certification-process-revisions.

Related CSMS No. 17-000155