Frequent Questions

I have a new chemical that I want to import, how do get started?

TSCA Section 3(7) defines the term "manufacture" to include import. This means that the Section 5(a)(1)(A) requirement to submit a pre-manufacture notice ("PMN") to EPA at least 90-days before commencing non-exempt commercial manufacture of a new chemical substance in the United States applies to import of new chemicals, as does the Section 5(a)(1)(B) significant new use notice ("SNUN") requirement. Thus, the intended import of chemical substances can trigger the following provisions.

This information can be found on the import-export website . Scroll down to 'Section 5'.

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