for obtaining an export license are available on the Bureau of Industry and Security Web site, www.bis.doc.gov.
A synthetic genomics producer located outside the U.S. receives an order from a laboratory within the U.S. for the genome of the Russian Spring and Summer encephalitis virus.
Does this activity fall under the current Select Agent Regulations?
Yes, in part. Although the producer is not required to follow the Select Agent Regulations, the receiving laboratory must be registered with the Select Agent Program. In addition, the receiving laboratory must obtain an import permit from the CDC’s Etiologic Agent Import Permit Program prior to importing this material. Information on obtaining import permits can be obtained from the National Select Agent Registry Web site (www.selectagents.gov).