TSCA Required on Composite Wood Products Beginning March 22nd
On March 22, the TSCA certification requirement will go into effect for imports into the United States. This applies to composite wood products (panels of hardwood plywood, particleboard, medium density fiberboard, thin-medium density fiberboard, etc.,) component parts containing such composite wood products, and finished goods containing such composite wood products.
Under the TSCA Title VI regulation, importers must also:
- Keep Records. Take reasonable precautions by retaining, for three years, bills of lading, invoices, or comparable documents that include a written statement from the supplier that the composite wood products (or component parts/finished goods) are TSCA Title VI compliant.
- Provide Records on Request. When EPA requests, make available, within 30 days records identifying 1) the panel producer and the date the composite wood products were produced; and 2) records identifying the supplier, if different, and the date the composite wood products (or component parts/finished goods) were purchased.
To ensure you are ready for the March 22 date, The EPA hosted a TSCA Title VI Import Certification Webinar.
Please take time to review the webinar and educate your staff regarding the TSCA form that must accompany your shipments.