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TSCA Required for Composite Wood Products starting March 22nd

On March 22, 2019, importers of certain types of composite wood products will need to certify that their imported products comply with the formaldehyde emissions standards under the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Title VI.

The TSCA Title VI formaldehyde emissions standards apply to three types of composite wood products:

  1. Hardwood plywood
  2. Medium-density fiberboard (MDF)
  3. Particleboard – whether the product is unfinished panels or incorporated into component parts or finished goods.

The foreign producer must have the products tested and certified by an EPA-recognized 3rd party certifier. The party responsible for brokerage will need to provide a completed TSCA Certificate for each shipment.

The importer’s responsibilities include:

The U.S. EPA will be hosting two webinars to help companies prepare for these changes. These webinars will occur February 26th and March 6th, 2019.

We strongly encourage our clients to attend one of the seminars.