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CDC Import Permit

The CDC Import Permit Program, is responsible for the regulation of the importation of infectious biological materials that could cause disease in humans in order to prevent their introduction and spread into the U.S.

The following material require import permits:

  • Infectious biological agents capable of causing illness in humans
  • Materials known or reasonably expected to contain an infectious biological agent
  • Vectors of human disease (such as insects or bats)

Additional Resources 

Importing Biologics and Vectors: Know Before You Go

Bringing Animal Products into the United States