Wooden products, including furniture and packaging materials, must undergo fumigation or heat treatment prior to being imported into the United States. In this guide, we explain the basics that American importers must know about fumigation and heat treatment requirements – including APHIS pre-import permits, ISPM 15, and more.
Are you planning to import electronics to the United States? In this case, you shall verify whether your product falls under the scope of Title 47 CFR Part 15, which is enacted by the FCC.
In this article, we introduce the main requirements of FCC Part 15, including standards, documentation, labeling, and lab testing. Continue reading FCC Electronics Regulation Guide For US Importers
Many US states have restrictions concerning azo dyes in apparel, leather goods, food contact materials, and other consumer products. In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about US azo dyes restrictions and lab testing requirements.
Formaldehyde is a naturally occurring organic compound, found in everything from construction materials and pressed-wood products to clothing textiles. Formaldehyde is also regulated in the United States, meaning that materials must not contain amounts of the substance above certain limits.
In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about US formaldehyde regulations, lab testing, and risks. Continue reading Formaldehyde Regulations in the United States: An Overview
Lead, cadmium, mercury, and other regulated heavy metals can be found in everything from toys to food contact materials. In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about heavy metals regulations concerning consumer products in the United States.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an organic chemical used to improve durability and heat resistance in plastics. As such, BPA has long been used when manufacturing everything from kitchen utensils and toys to certain medical devices.
That said, studies show that Bisphenol A may interrupt hormones, and cause other damages to the human body. It’s therefore not surprising that Bisphenol A is regulated in the United States.
In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about Bisphenol A restrictions for a wide range of products.
Phthalates are a group of chemicals used to improve certain material characteristics in plastics, also known as plasticizers. Unfortunately, phthalates may also cause infertility, obesity, and cancer. It’s therefore not surprising that phthalates are subject to increasingly strict regulations – especially when it comes to infant and children’s products.
That said, phthalates regulations also cover food packaging, kitchen utensils, and other products. Keep reading, and learn what importers, exporters, and manufacturers must know about US phthalates restrictions and lab testing.
Planning to import or manufacture candles in the United States? In this guide, we cover CPSC regulations, ASTM standards, documentation, labeling requirements, and lab testing rules for candles.
- Wax candles
- Scented candles
- Gel candles
- Nightlight candles
- Tea lights
- Candle rings
Importing apparel and textile products to the United States? If so, you must either include your business name on the product label or use a Registered Identification Number (RN). In this guide, we explain what an RN number is, and how you can apply for one.
The Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) regulates household product packaging in the United States. PPPA aims to ensure that product packaging containing certain substances cannot be easily opened by children – while also being accessible to older or disabled people.
In this guide, we explain the basics that importers, exporters, and manufacturers must know about the PPPA.