The transportation and export of high-risk biological agents must comply with international rules and must be documented and controlled. Make sure there are procedures in place for sending and receiving these agents, and always use certified transporters. Procedures concerning responsibilities and controls may apply to both internal and external transportation.


ADR (road transportation) and IATA (air transportation) and the guidebook on strategic goods.

The Dutch Hazardous Materials Transportation Act

EU Dual-use Regulation:

Good practices

ADR is the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (from the French abbreviation Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises Dangereuses par Route). In the ADR, substances and products are categorised according to their hazardous properties.

The EVO (Dutch organisation for the transport and logistics sector) has developed a security toolkit for transport (in Dutch):

OECD best practice guidelines on biosecurity for BRCS: