CBP delays effective date for TSCA Import Certification Process Revisions

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a final rule (81 FR 8590), on January 27, 2017, delaying the effective date of the final rule published on December 27, 2016 (81 FR 94980-94986) which finalized revisions to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) certification process when importing bulk chemicals or when importing as part of mixtures and articles containing a chemical or mixture.

This final rule is effective January 25, 2017 and the effective date of the December final rule is now March 21, 2017.  The delay is in response to the January 20, 2017 Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies from Reince Priebus, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff.  Click here to see the memorandum. 

For more information on the specific changes finalized in the December rule, click here to read an earlier post by GCSG related to the August 29, 2016 proposed rule (81 FR 59157-59162).