International Shipping of Materials
When shipping international, the item(s) being shipped must be reviewed to categorize where the item(s) fit within the export regulations and whether the recipient is eligible to receive the shipment. All items in the US are subject to US Export laws regardless of where the item was made. Equipment and materials may not be sent outside the United States until a determination has been made regarding:
- the export categorization for the item(s),
- whether an export license is required,
- whether the recipient is eligible to receive the shipment, and
- whether an AES (automated export system) filing with the United States Census Bureau is required for the export prior to shipping.
Complete the MTA & International Shipping Export Review Form and return to the Office of Research Integrity Assurance (ORIA) Export Control staff for review and approvals. When a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) is needed you will need to also complete the Outgoing Material Transfer Certification form and submit to the Office of Industry Engagement via email.
Note: All Chemical, Biological and Dangerous goods shipments (domestic and international) must be shipped via the Office of Environmental Health & Safety.
When your international shipment is approved for export, you will be notified about the requirement for AES filing with the U.S. Census Bureau for Exports. An AES filing is required prior to shipping if:
1) the value of the export is greater than $2,500.00; or
2) an export license is required.
Upon shipping, provide a copy of the AES filing to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com for our records.
FedEx Trade Networks can assist with the AES filing. Our primary contact at FTN is Patrick Moran (404.684.2233).
GA Tech uses FedEx Trade Networks for importing from a foreign country. Our primary contact for GT Import Broker needs is Evan Falconer (404.684.2214). You will also need to work with the appropriate compliance office if your import involves research with Human Subjects, recombinant DNA (rDNA) and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules or Vertebrate Animals.
If you have questions about International Shipping please feel free to contact the ORIA Export Control staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.