There may be restrictions or prohibitions of import of certain antibodies, conjugates, positive controls, virus inocula and other reagents into certain countries. It is the responsibility of the customer to check such necessities and/or to receive a permit to handle our products, and where necessary to provide the DSMZ with import documentation to accompany the products.

Especially for the introduction and movement of regulated/quarantine organisms within the EU, a Letter of Authority (LOA) is required, which will be provided by the responsible official body in your country.

In accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 (and following amendments), an End-user Certificate is required for:

  • Potato spindle tuber viroid (Genus Pospiviroid, PSTVd)
  • Andean potato latent virus (Genus Tymovirus, APLV)

The required form will be sent to you automatically while processing your order. Material of these virus species will only be shipped to customers in EU countries.

The Foreign Trade and Payments Regulations and/or required authorizations by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) might also affect the trade to certain countries.