Permit Requirements

ATCC will assist in obtaining the appropriate regulatory permits. ATCC will apply for the permit and will advise the depositor when the permit is issued.

  • Deposit materials to be shipped from outside the United States may require an import permit from various regulatory agencies, such as U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) or Public Health Service (PHS).
  • Deposit materials to be transferred within the United States may also require a transfer permit from various regulatory agencies, such as USDA.
  • USDA may require safety testing by USDA laboratories for some cell lines, hybridomas, and microorganisms before importation into the United States. Testing fees may be issued from USDA to depositor.
  • Approximately four or more weeks should be allowed to obtain permits.