Guidelines for the use of imported biologicals in non-laboratory animals

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources ​uses an Approved Arrangement (AA) system to manage the risk associated with importation of many commodities. 

The Animal and Biological Import Assessment Branch uses this system by occasionally placing conditions on permits that specify the imported biologicals are to be contained and/or used only at an AA. The system requires some institutions (ie. those using imported biological products in non-laboratory animals, or those using them to manufacture materials intended for use in animals) to become an AA site.

Further information regarding in vivo applications and approvals refer to the In vivo Application Checklist.