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Export-Controlled Biological Materials and Chemicals

Some biological materials and chemicals commonly used on campus in laboratories are controlled under United States export control regulations. Please engage with OEC for review prior to exporting any material referenced on this page.

Export Controlled Biological Materials

An export license from the cognizant government agency is required for all materials listed, regardless of quantity or attenuation, including small quantities or attenuated strains of select biological agents or “toxins” that are not listed as select biological agents or “toxins” by APHIS or the CDC, and including “genetic elements” associated with pathogenicity. “Genetic elements” include chromosomes, genomes, plasmids, transposons, vectors, and inactivated organisms containing recoverable nucleic acid fragments, whether genetically modified or unmodified, or chemically synthesized in whole or in part.

Export Controlled Chemicals

A license is required to export the following chemicals listed on the U.S. Munitions list subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Commerce Control List subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).