Importation of animal products or GM material

A General Licence has been issued by DEFRA for certain processed animal by-products for in-vitro use which contain 10% or less animal by-products as a carrier/stabiliser agent and where the product is imported for the purpose of laboratory or research use or resale for laboratory or resale use:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/468434/imp-gen-2015-06-cells-containing-10-percent-abp.pdf

There are conditions indicating the requirement for additional documentation but it’s a significant change in direction and means we can import animal cell lines, animal proteins including antibodies, and human cell lines in medium containing 10% FCS.

If you want to transport GM material around the world please check with Allan Hayle as to the exportation requirements.