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Importing Drosophila into the U.S.

Kathy Matthews matthewk at FLY.BIO.INDIANA.EDU
Wed Dec 2 16:48:28 EST 1998

Most stocks of Drosophila can be imported into the continental U.S. without
a permit. U.S. Customs may, however, delay stocks for extended periods
while they try to determine whether a permit is needed. This problem seems
to be more common when a courier service is used for shipment. By including
relevant regulatory information along with your shipment the process may be
speeded along. We have prepared a document that you may find useful. See
info.html for an html version of this information. A text version of this
document is available at http://flybase.bio.indiana.edu/stocks/stock-centers/
bloomington/lk/import-info.txt .

Kathy Matthews			Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center
Department of Biology		MATTHEWK at FLY.BIO.INDIANA.EDU
Indiana University              MATTHEWK at INDIANA.EDU    
Bloomington, IN  47405-6801     812-855-5782

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