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US CPSC Introduces eFiling for Consumer Product Certificate Data

May 08, 2024

On December 8, 2023, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) introduced a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPR) to amend 16 CFR 1110, Certificates of Compliance, and change the way consumer products access US markets.

eFiling is a CPSC initiative requiring importers of regulated consumer products to electronically file compliance data on the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Data elements from a certificate of compliance can be filed using the ACE partner government agency (PGA) message set.

The program also allows digitized certificate information to be sent to the ACE system via the CPSC Product Registry before a consignment of manufactured goods arrives at the first landing port in the USA.

eFiling will include the following data elements: 

  • Version ID
  • Product Name
  • Product ID type
  • Product ID
  • Manufacturer information
  • Manufacturer Date
  • Certificate Type
  • Last Test Date
  • Laboratory Type and contact information
  • Citations and exclusions
  • Point of Contact of test record keeper 

Timeline for implementation

CPSC eFiling Implementation

It should be noted, the CPSC has not set an official date for the rollout and so future dates may be subject to change. 

As the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company and a CPSC-approved testing laboratory, we are ready to help both domestic and international businesses fulfill their mandatory eFiling requirements. With an unrivaled global network of experts, we are here to support you in making a seamless transition that helps you stay compliant.

Get in touch today and stay up to date with US eFiling requirements for consumer goods.

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Find out more about eFiling on the CPSC website.

For further information, please contact:

Kelly Peng
Technical Manager – Hardlines
SGS Connectivity and Products
t: +86 (0) 755 2532 8242

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