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There are specific requirements regarding the importation, use, storage, transport and disposal of imported biological materials, including animals.
Imported biological materials are considered a potential quarantine risk, particularly if they are used in animal experimentation. They should therefore be considered potentially infectious and handled and disposed of accordingly.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) assesses the pest and disease risk of these imported materials to human, animal and plant health and the environment prior to importation. Individual items are usually assessed as unrestricted, restricted and prohibited, with various conditions attached.
Researchers who wish to import or use restricted materials
If a QAP is required, there are additional requirements relating to