I’ve just made arrangements for some biological materials to be shipped to me from a colleague in Spain. What kind of export control issues do I need to worry about?

Biological materials that are shipped into the United States are imports, not exports, and do not pose any export concerns until it may be necessary to return them to their source.  There are, however, different regulations governing imports.  The researcher should check with Environmental Health & Safety before importing biological materials from a foreign country.

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