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On this page you can find resources related to shipping, import and export of natural history material.

An electronic version of the 2015 IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (56th edition) is available upon request from Lars Erik Johannessen (

Note that UiO has their own page on import/ export


Brukd enne tollkode på alt materiale som sendes til utlandet

HS Code: 9705.00

Se her for informasjon om "the Harmonized System"

Shipping document templates





Relevant IATA regulations




Shipping of biological material and Dangerous Goods

Limited amounts ("begrensede mengder") of materials generally considered as Dangerous Goods, can be sent with regular mail within Norway (see the section about "Begrensede mengder" in the document from Bring linked to below).

Detailed information about Dangerous Goods can be found in the ADR/RID document below.

UN-numbers and Packing group (PG) classification for some commonly shipped materials:

Material UN PG III PG II
Ethanol 1170 10-80% >80%
Isopropanol 1219 10-30% >30%
Formaldehyde with* alcohol:
>25% (= >67% formalin) 2209 >25% NA
10-25% (= 27-66% formalin) 3334 NA NA
<10% (= <27% formalin) 1198 0-10% NA
Formaldehyde without* alcohol:
<10% (= <27% formalin) Not regulated

* Check specifications of formaldehyde solution to establish whether it contains alcohol (e.g. methyl alcohol) or not.

Bring - Veiledning for transport av farlig gods på vei (ADR-gods) (in Norwegian)

ADR/RID 2019

DSB - Forsendelse av smittefarlig biologisk materiale – praktisk veileder (in Norwegian)



CITES web site

List of Norwegian CITES institutions (choose Norway from the list of countries at the left)

Innsamling i naturvernsområder

Sjekk i Naturbasen om området er vernet

Verneforskriften kan finnes i Lovdata


Renner et al. 2012

The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

For information relating to the Nagoya Protocol and ABS regulations, please visit the ABS wiki page

This page is maintained by Lars Erik Johannessen.