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For regulated bacteria

Some strains of CIRM-CFBP are regulated.

Quarantine strains

Some plant-pathogenic bacteria represent real threat for agriculture and environment. As a consequence European Union decided to regulate the detention, manipulation and transport of such organisms. The quarantine organisms are listed in the Directive 2000/29/CE.
More information and an updated list of quarantine pests are available through EPPO web site (European Plant Protection Organisation), and on ICPP web site (International Convention for Plant Protection). 
The facilities of CIRM-CFBP are accredited for manipulation of quarantine bacteria.

In practice:
To order quarantine strains, your facilities must be accredited for manipulation of quarantine bacteria. 
You have to provide us an original LOA (Letter Of Authorisation). This document is delivered by the plant protection services of your region or your country. 
Coordinates of country contact points are available through the ICPP web site.

Class 2 strains

Bacterial strains are classified into 4 classes following their dangerosity for humans. The  European directive 2000/54/CE fix the protective measures to be taken.

Class 1 strains are not dangerous to humans.
Class 2 strains can induce illness affecting weak people, and there is remedies to cope with.
A small number of CIRM-CFBP strains are classified as class 2 organisms.

In practice:
If you ought to order class 2 strains, you lust provide us an attestation indicating that your facilities complies with the requirement to manipulate such organisms.
Moreover, special transport companies must be used for transport (price upon request).

Double-use strains

Some biological agents are recognised as potentially usefull for military purpose. List of double-use organisms is available in the annex of Concil Regulation 2000/1334/CE

In practice:
Inside European Union, the same rules as for quarantine organisms apply. Though you must provide us the original of a LOA.
For order from outside Europe, an export licence is needed. Please contact us in this case. It can take from 4 to 6 months to obtain it.