Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / US to adopt new pilot filing system for imported products
US to adopt new pilot filing system for imported products
17
Oct '15
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is implementing a pilot program to test an electronic filing system that mandates importers to electronically submit five data elements for imported consumer products.

“This new program will help CPSC enhance surveillance of imported goods and allow them to accurately identify noncompliant and unsafe consumer products before distribution in the US,” a SGS press release informed.

The new pilot program will be conducted jointly with US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) and CPSC is currently seeking volunteer participants.

The agency has scheduled the test program to begin in the summer of 2016, and will run for approximately six months.

Importers are required to electronically file the five data elements via the Partner Government Agency message set.

“This will facilitate electronic data collection, processing, sharing, and reviewing of import data and will provide companies a single point for submitting import-related information,” SGS added in the press release.

The new system requires importers to provide; identification of the finished product; each consumer product safety rule to which the finished product has been certified and name and contact information of the testing entity.

It also includes providing information on the place where the finished product was manufactured, produced, or assembled and a check box indicating that a required certificate currently exists for the finished product.

Under the current system, certificates of compliance and product safety are made available to the CPSC by placing paper certificates inside shipping containers or providing electronic certificates through an online system or via email.

The new pilot program will assess two options for the electronic filing of the certificate data, either by filing all certificate data at the time of the products entry to the US or by filing a reference to certificate data stored in a registry maintained by the CPSC.

“The electronically filed information will be available to CPSC for validation and risk assessment,” the press release informed. (AR)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Myntra

Apparel/Garments | On 3rd Dec 2016

Myntra to be EBITA positive by FY18: CEO Narayanan

Myntra is on track to achieve sustainable growth and be EBITA...

Courtesy: India ITME Society

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

India ITME 2016 opens with over 1050 exhibitors

The India International Textile Machinery Exhibition (India ITME)...

Courtesy: Bruckner

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

Indian textile companies opt for Brückner stenter lines

Indian textile firms Laxmipati Sarees, makers of polyester sarees and ...

Interviews View All

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Nitin Soni
Dolphin Jingwei Machines

Taxation policies need to be made simpler

Claudia Kersten
Global Organic Textile Standard

‘GOTS is a very efficient supply chain management tool, especially for...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
December 2016

December 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search