IP (Import Permit) Grams are an electronic communication used to disseminate information to U.S. import permit holders.
Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the importation of infectious biological materials that could cause disease in humans.
Please see this page for information on creating an Importer Certification Statement.
Here you will find reference materials from past training presentations held by the Import Permit Program.
The BMBL is a document that recommends best practices for the safe conduct of work in biomedical and clinical laboratories from a biosafety perspective.
Please see this page for information on additional permits that may be needed, as well as other requirements related to the importation or exportation of biological materials.
Tools to Help Determine Whether a Permit is Needed
The IPP e-Tool helps potential applicants determine if an import permit is needed.
The Permit Decision Tree provides a bird’s eye view of the e-Tool and is an additional resource to help applicants determine if a permit is needed.[PDF - 233 KB]