The import and export of chemical, biological and radioactive material may require additional permitting, to ensure that shipments clear customs in a proper and timely manner. Example U.S. regulatory agencies requiring permits may include:
- US Dept of Commerce - Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
- USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Biotechnology Permits
- US Fish and Wildlife Service Permits
- CDC Import Permit Program (IPP)
Tools are available on some regulatory websites to aid in deciding if a permit is required:
- CDC IPP Do I need a permit?
- USDA/APHIS Do I need a permit?
- See sections "What's New?", "Do I need an OV permit?", and "VS-regulated livestock and poultry pathogens", "Guidelines for No Import Permit Required", and "Guideline 1125: Guideline for No Interstate Transport Permit Required".
The permit requirements and process can be confusing but EHS Biosafety can help. Contact EHS for additional assistance.
- Office of Sponsored Research Administration (OSRA) – Incoming Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)
- Cornell Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) - Outgoing Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)
- US Dept of Transportation – Hazardous Materials Regulations
- International Air Transport Association – Dangerous Goods Regulations