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Compliance Compliance requirements for acquiring and working with agents depend on the type of agent and its potential threat to public health or agriculture. Access to agents will require the recipient to apply for a permit or license. The following permit requirements apply:
Human Etiologic Agents and Vectors Permits are issued by the Office of Health and Safety, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. CDC permit 0.728 is required for importation and distribution. For information concerning regulations governing permit requirements and shipment of pathogens and vectors of human disease, contact the Office of Health and Safety, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Mailstop E79, Atlanta, GA 30333, Telephone: 404-498-2260; Fax: 404-498-2275. The application form can be found online.
Animal Pathogens (Zoonotic Agents) Permits are issued by the National Center for Import Export (NCIE). Veterinary Services permit VS16-6 is required for the importation or movement of certain animal pathogens and vectors. For information concerning regulations governing permit and shipment requirements, contact NCIE, Unit 40, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231, Telephone: 301-734-3277; Fax: 301-734-8226. Application forms can be found online. Use Veterinary Services permit application forms VS 16-3 (import or transport) and VS 16-7 (cell cultures and their products). For general instructions on filling out VS 16-3, click here. For general instructions on filling out VS 16-7, click here.
Export of Controlled Items The HIV Reagent Program materials are reviewed against the Department of Commerce's Commerce Control List to identify reasons for control which indicate licensing requirements to certain destinations. Export Licenses are required if:
For more detailed information regarding Export Licensing Requirements, please contact the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security.
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