Exporting Chemicals and Products
to the U.S.
This site contains summaries of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and procedures that relate to the import and export of certain chemicals and products. The information is intended for manufacturers, importers, and brokers who are responsible for shipping goods between China and the United States, although the requirements apply to all countries and are not restricted to China.
EPA regulations are concerned with issues involving human health and the environment. Please be aware that there are other U.S. regulations that apply to import and export, beyond those covered by this website. These other regulations are administered by other U.S. government agencies, such as the Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Customs and Border Protection, Food and Drug Administration, and Consumer Product Safety Commission.
This site is maintained by the National
Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) and is one of the Compliance
Assistance Centers developed with support from EPA's Office
of Enforcement and Compliance Assistance (OECA). For more information,
contact the Border Center Director, Bill Chenevert.
The information contained in this site is provided for your review and convenience. It is not intended to provide legal advice with respect to any federal, state, or local regulation. You should consult with legal counsel and appropriate authorities before interpreting any regulations or undertaking any specific course of action.
Please note that many of the regulatory discussions on this website refer to federal regulations. In many cases, states or local governments have promulgated relevant rules and standards that are different and/or more stringent than the federal regulations. Therefore, to assure full compliance, you should investigate and comply with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.