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SHIPPING BLOOD 101 BLOOD IS BIG IN THE IMPORTING WORLD Human or animal blood is the 14th most traded product and the 17th most complex product, according to the product complex index (PCI). In 2015, total human or animal blood exports totaled $127 billion.* THE TOP EXPORTERS OF HUMAN OR ANIMAL BLOOD (IN BILLIONS): TOP BLOOD IMPORTERS $18.12 $13.8 $9 $7.5 GERMANY BELGIUM-LUXEMBOURG THE UNITED STATES THE UK THE NETHERLANDS BELGIUM- LUXEMBOURG UNITED STATES GERMANY THE TOP IMPORTERS OF HUMAN OR ANIMAL BLOOD (IN BILLIONS): $12.4 FRANCE IMPORTING BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL IS HIGHLY REGULATED Bilogical materials of a public health require import permits from either the CDC and/or the USDA and requires CDC shipping category label. BLOOD MATERIALS REQUIRING IMPORT PERMITS Animal or human body fluids, tissues or body parts Blood/blood products Feces Bacterial, viral and fungal isolates Environmental samples (air, water, soil surfaces, etc.) Genomic material (DNA, RNA, genomic vectors, plasmids) Human remains Vaccines/drugs/reagents Live animals Select agent isolates CDC SHIPPING AND PACKING CATEGORIES The CDC regulates the shipping and packing of blood samples into three categories: • A: Infectious substances • B: Medical specimen taken from a population where infections agents are likely • Exempt: Medical specimen taken from a low-risk population and not known to contain infectious agents *ACCORDING TO THE OBSERVATORY OF ECONOMIC COMPLEXITY. A Licensed Customs Broker can help you navigate the importing process and the laws and regulations that apply to your import transactions. AFC International has experienced Licensed Customs Brokers that can prepare all the documents needed to import. Call us at 800-274-2329 today to get started. Customs Brokers @afc_customs 1.800.274.2329 afccustomsllc.com U.S. IMPORTING LAWS AND REGULATIONS The import document paperwork includes: • A commercial invoice • A packing list detailing your imports • A bill of lading • An arrival notice from the U.S. agent JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IMPORTING WAS ONLY FOR AVOCADOS AND FANCY SHOES... SWITZERLAND $18.7 $12.6 $19.3 $20.8 $11.5 The following biological materials require an import permit and an import application process

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Page 1: Importing Blood 101

SHIPPING BLOOD 101

BLOOD IS BIG IN THE IMPORTING WORLD

Human or animal blood is the 14th most tradedproduct and the 17th most complex product,according to the product complex index (PCI).

In 2015, total human or animal blood exportstotaled $127 billion.*

THE TOP EXPORTERS OF HUMAN ORANIMAL BLOOD (IN BILLIONS):

TOP BLOOD IMPORTERS

$18.12$13.8

$9$7.5

GERMANY

BELGIUM-LUXEMBOURG

THE UNITED STATESTHE UK

THE NETHERLANDS

BELGIUM-LUXEMBOURG

UNITED STATES

GERMANY

THE TOP IMPORTERS OFHUMAN OR ANIMAL BLOOD(IN BILLIONS):

$12.4FRANCE

IMPORTING BIOLOGICALMATERIAL IS HIGHLY

REGULATEDBilogical materials of a public health require import permitsfrom either the CDC and/or the USDA and requires CDCshipping category label.

BLOOD MATERIALS REQUIRINGIMPORT PERMITS

Animal or human body fluids, tissues or body partsBlood/blood productsFecesBacterial, viral and fungal isolatesEnvironmental samples (air, water, soil surfaces, etc.)Genomic material (DNA, RNA, genomic vectors,plasmids)Human remainsVaccines/drugs/reagentsLive animalsSelect agent isolates

CDC SHIPPING AND PACKINGCATEGORIES

The CDC regulates the shipping and packing of bloodsamples into three categories:• A: Infectious substances• B: Medical specimen taken from a population whereinfections agents are likely• Exempt: Medical specimen taken from a low-riskpopulation and not known to contain infectious agents

*ACCORDING TO THE OBSERVATORYOF ECONOMIC COMPLEXITY.

A Licensed Customs Broker can help you navigate the importingprocess and the laws and regulations that apply to your importtransactions. AFC International has experienced Licensed CustomsBrokers that can prepare all the documents needed to import. Callus at 800-274-2329 today to get started.

Customs Brokers

@afc_customs1.800.274.2329afccustomsllc.com

U.S. IMPORTING LAWS ANDREGULATIONS

The import document paperwork includes:• A commercial invoice• A packing list detailing your imports• A bill of lading• An arrival notice from the U.S. agent

JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IMPORTING WAS ONLY FOR AVOCADOSAND FANCY SHOES...

SWITZERLAND

$18.7$12.6

$19.3

$20.8$11.5

The following biological materials require an import permitand an import application process