TSCA for Typewriters and Ink Ribbons

Understanding the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and Shipping Regulations for Typewriters and Ink Ribbons

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is a United States law, administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that regulates the introduction of new or already existing chemicals. This act ensures that chemicals are tested and evaluated for their potential environmental and health impacts before they are brought to market.

Sometimes, your package with a typewriter can be held in customs, and you may be asked to send a TSCA declaration to release it from customs. However, this regulation doesn't generally pertain to items like manual typewriters and normal ink ribbons.

Manual Typewriters and Ink Ribbons Under TSCA

In the case of a manual typewriter and normal ink ribbon, these are considered finished products and are not generally categorized as chemical substances under TSCA. Although the ink in the ribbon may contain various chemical substances, once it is incorporated into the ink ribbon and packed with the typewriter, it is not typically subject to TSCA regulations.

Providing a Negative Certification

If typewriters and ink ribbons are the only items in your shipment, you can likely provide a Negative Certification. This certification states that all chemicals in the shipment are not subject to TSCA. TSCA is primarily concerned with raw chemical substances or those within mixtures, rather than finished products like typewriters and ink ribbons.

Additional Considerations

Please note that the regulatory environment can change, and there may be additional factors to consider that aren't covered in this general advice and our experience. Always check the latest regulations or consult with a compliance expert to ensure you are meeting all necessary requirements.

For more detailed information, you can refer to the [EPA's TSCA webpage] and the [Customs and Border Protection website]

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Olivetti Studeo 44 Typewriter

This typewriter is similar to the typewriters we used while stationed in Vietnam in1969 so has some nostalgic value for me. Was glad to have found it. Is in perfect condition but ribbon seems to be old and dried out so will be ordering a replacement not for it soon. Very pleased with my purchase.

Just as described, thank you!

Just as described, thank you!

Olivetti Ico mp1

Great design, perfect function. Looked a while for this one and am happy now to write on it. Inspires me. Thanks to the work of typewriter/co.! Meinrad Braun

Worked perfectly and great improvement ove...

Worked perfectly and great improvement over previous ribbon.

We. Are. Obsessed! The customer service, t...

We. Are. Obsessed! The customer service, the extra care and thought put into it because it was a surprise/gift was unexpected. Not only that, it came very well packaged, and with a manual copy and everything! We love it so very much, thank you thank you! Now we just need to figure out a name for it <3

Absolutely love it! Types beautifully. Shi...

Absolutely love it! Types beautifully. Shipping took 3 months though.

Thank you for your assistance. Instruction...

Thank you for your assistance. Instructions included are a nice touch.

Thank you for your assistance. Instruction...

Thank you for your assistance. Instructions included are a nice touch.

Slim. Racy. Shiny chrome fenders. If we're...

Slim. Racy. Shiny chrome fenders. If we're going back to the Fifties, I plan to fake it 'til we make it: typing recipe cards and indexes, letters and notes-to-self. Thank you for your service with a smile.

I would like to highly recommend this vend...

I would like to highly recommend this vendor, the product arrived as described and on time. I needed it to arrive by a certain time for a birthday gift and they were accommodating and responsive. The typewriter arrived on time and beautifully wrapped, even with a little typed “Happy Birthday” note. I'm very pleased with the purchase and would without question buy from them again - thank you so so very much!!!

My Olivetti typewriter was delayed in ship...

My Olivetti typewriter was delayed in shipping (through no fault of the seller) but when it arrived it was expertly packaged for shipping and arrived in excellent condition. When I contacted the seller about the delay in its arrival, the customer service immediately contacted the shipper and they were able to give me an updated estimate on the arrival date.
The typewriter is beautiful and fun to use.

One of the most amazing sellers I have eve...

One of the most amazing sellers I have ever worked with they packaged amazingly and made it so special for my wife birthday thank you so much would recommend to anyone looking for an amazing seller

One of the most amazing sellers I have eve...

One of the most amazing sellers I have ever worked with they packaged amazingly and made it so special for my wife birthday thank you so much would recommend to anyone looking for an amazing seller

Fantastic seller, would buy again!

Fantastic seller, would buy again!

Exactly what we needed. Thanks!

Exactly what we needed. Thanks!

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The typewriter is great. Still learning ab...

The typewriter is great. Still learning about it and getting used to it. Happy overall.

Beautiful typewriter, wonderful service! A...

Beautiful typewriter, wonderful service! A+++

Parfait, je ne suis pas déçu, très heureus...

Parfait, je ne suis pas déçu, très heureuse même. Très bien emballé, respect de la livraison et qualité du produit impeccable.

The typewriter is gorgeous and it made my...

The typewriter is gorgeous and it made my Mom the happiest, she loves it.

This typewriter is absolutely amazing and...

This typewriter is absolutely amazing and it was immaculately packed. There were some issues with fed ex but it was nothing to do with the seller. The sellers are very kind and patient and had no problems accommodating me and kept me updated all of the way!

The whole experience was so outstanding th...

The whole experience was so outstanding that I don't know where to start. My typewriter is incredible, in extraordinary good shape, packaged with lots of care. I had the typewriter delivered to the hotel where I was staying in Madrid and the whole shipping process was very smooth and the communication with the store super efficient and friendly. I will buy from them again!

Thank you so much! He loves it.

Thank you so much! He loves it.

The product is very well crafted, it fits...

The product is very well crafted, it fits perfectly on my Olivetti Lettera 32

So nice that these are still out there! I...

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