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Following up on the recent release of their new guidance on import permits, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Import Permit Program has released a new e-tool, which helps potential applicants determine if an import permit for infectious biological materials is needed.

The IPP e-tool will lead prospective importers through a structured series of questions and answers to assist them in determining whether an import permit in needed.

The CDC Import Permit Program regulates the importation of infectious biological materials that could cause disease in humans in order to prevent their introduction and spread into the United States.

Permits are required for the import infectious biological agents, infectious substances, or vectors, and can be obtained electronically. Permits are valid for one year and can include multiple shipments.

You can read the recent CDC guidance here. For more information about the various policies and procedures that govern importing specimens and samples into the U.S., check out the OC’s Import Guide. Still have questions? Contact the OC!

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