Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
and Requirements for Importers and
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for protecting human health and the environment, through clean and safe air, water, and land for all Americans. The EPA increases the safety of lakes and rivers, reducing smog, cleaning up contaminated lands, and guaranteeing the safety of chemicals in the marketplace.
EPA regulates pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). FIFRA section 17 governs the import of pesticides and devices into, and the export of pesticides and devices from, the United States.
Importing Vehicles, Engines and Fuels
The Clean Air Act prohibits importation into the United States of any motor vehicle, motor vehicle engine, nonroad engine and equipment that does not conform to the EPA emission standards and requirements. These standards apply to all vehicles and engines including imported motor vehicles, heavy-duty engines, non-road engines, (generators, watercraft, and lawn and garden equipment), and recreational vehicles, whether they are new or used, manufactured domestically or abroad.