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EHS at UNC-Chapel Hill conforms to strict government regulations when transporting hazardous materials. If you are shipping or exporting equipment, infectious substances, diagnostic specimens, or other hazardous materials we can provide guidance and assistance concerning the permitting, licensing, packaging and shipping of these materials.

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Export Control and International Shipments

It is the policy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that all personnel, including employees, visiting scholars and students comply with all United States export control laws and regulations, including the Department of Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the Department of State’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and the regulations administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Biological and Hazardous Materials

The transportation of biological and hazardous materials is highly regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). UNC personnel are required to adhere to the strict training and packaging requirements from these entities. Guidance and training is provided to help transport there research materials safety and lawfully.


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Compliance for Chemical Shipments

Information regarding documentation for chemical shipments subject to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic Substances Control Act.

Important Shipping Documentation and Labeling

FedEx Shipping Administration Platform

Packages sent to international locations to which FedEx can deliver and all domestic packages must be shipped through the University’s e-commerce platform with FedEx. UNC uses the Shipping Administration function offered by to organize FedEx shipping at the University. The Shipping administration also allows for an added level of oversight for better compliance with federal regulations. It will allow us to prevent uncertified shippers from shipping dangerous goods packages with FedEx.

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