Exporting Biological Commodities
All biological materials shipped out of the State of Hawaiʻi including inter-island transfers must comply with IATA`, DOT shipping regulations. Individuals preparing the shipment must have current General Biosafety training and Transportation of Infectious and Biological Materials training.
Anyone who prepares a shipment containing a Category A, Infectious Substances and Select Agents and Toxins must receive approval from the Research Compliance office.
Complete the UH BSP2 application (PDF). Note: Any other versions of the BSP are no longer accepted. Include a copy of any required permits and licenses and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org or FAX to 808-956-2265. We are not responsible for documentation submitted to other email addresses or fax numbers. Only the Research Compliance Officer or the Research Compliance Assistant may sign and approve any transportation of biological commodities documents at the University of Hawaii.
Export of some etiological agents out of the United States may require a license from the Department of Commerce. A list of the biological materials that may require a license can be found on the Category 1-Special Materials and related equipment, chemicals "Microorganisms," and "Toxins" Commerce Control List (PDF). For more information, contact the US Department of Commerce , Telephone: 1-202-482-4811.