PHS/CDC-Human etiologic agents and vectors:
Certain materials require a permit issued by the Office of Public Health and Safety, CDC permit 0.728 for importation and distribution. You must use permit application form CDC 0.753, for information concerning regulations governing permit requirements and shipment of pathogens and vectors of human disease, please 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 A-46, Atlanta, GA 30333 (Tel: 404-718-2077, Fax: 404-718-2093).
USDA/APHIS- Animal pathogens and plant pests Veterinary Services (VS):
Certain materials require a permit issued by the National Center for Import Export (NCIE), Products Program, Unit 40, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231. You must use application forms VS 16-3 and 16-7. For further information concerning regulations regarding the importation or movement of certain animal pathogens and vectors, please contact the NCIE office (Tel: 301-734-3277, Fax: 301-734-8226).
Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ):
Certain materials require a permit from the Plant Protection and Quarantine Office, Biological Assessment and Taxonomic Support; 4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231 (Tel: 301-734-0841). They are designated as "USDA PPQ-526 permit required". Note: Effective January 1, 1999, permit applications are to be sent directly to USDA and they will forward them to the appropriate state plant regulatory officials.
Biotechnology and Scientific Services (BSS):
USDA APHIS Form 2000 is required for genetically engineered microorganisms that are considered to be plant pests. For further information concerning regulations governing the introduction, importation, interstate movement, or release into the environment of genetically engineered organisms or products, contact the office of BSS, Biotechnology Permit Unit, APHIS; 4700 River Road, Unit 147, Riverdale, MD 20737-1237 (Tel: 301-734-7324).
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service:
The sale of any endangered wildlife is conditional on the issuance of a valid permit by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and will not be consummated until a permit is obtained from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
State of Hawaii Import Regulations:
The importation of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses, algae, and protozoa and infectious cell lines into the State of Hawaii requires an import permit from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. It is the responsibility of the customer in Hawaii to obtain the permit and provide a copy to ATCC in advance of shipment. For further information, refer to Hawaii Administrative Rules Title 4 Chapter 71, Non-Domestic Animal and Microorganism Import Rules, and Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 150A. Additional questions and application requests should be referred to Ms. Amy Higa, Micro-Organisms Specialist: Plant Quarantine Branch, State of Hawaii, Department of Agriculture; 701 Iialo Street, Honolulu, HI 96813-5524 (Tel: 808-973-9560).
Exportation of Materials from the U.S.:
Canadian customers should refer to the information provided in the following section entitled "Canadian Requirements".
International customers should request any necessary import permits from their appropriate government agency and provide the import permits to the ATCC with their order.
The U.S. government requires an export license, issued by the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, before certain organisms can be shipped outside the U.S. ATCC applies for an export license for these materials. Microorganisms on the Commerce Control List are distributed only within the United States.