Additional Resources for Shipping Biological Agents
Within the continental United States
Some biological materials require permits to receive or ship them. This list provides links to federal and international organizations that regulate the movement of biological agents.
Import from another country
Some biological materials require an import permit for import into the United States. The person on campus receiving the material is responsible for obtaining the permit.
Export from the United States to another country, or to a state outside the continental United States
Always check with the person you are shipping materials to, as some countries require import permits for biological materials.
The Department of Commerce may require an export license for:
- A material, or
- The receiver of your material.