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Some biologics and agents, even those that are commonly used in the laboratory, are highly controlled under U.S. export control regulations.

Prior to exporting any biologics and/or agents, please consult this list of biological controls courtesy of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security. If the biologic or agent is listed, please contact the Export Compliance office. We will assist you with obtaining an export license and assist with the related paperwork. Export licenses generally take six-plus weeks to obtain (or more), so advance notice will help facilitate your proposed exports.

The UNC-Chapel Hill Environment, Health and Safety office provides extensive information and assistance relating to controlled biologics and agents, including an online version of their Biological Safety Manual. Please contact their office for regulations/requirements that may apply in addition to export controls.