International Shipping

Every time we ship or transfer anything overseas, that constitutes an export and is subject to U.S. export control laws.

Certain items are restricted for export to particular countries and for particular purposes. Some potential partners abroad may be listed as restricted parties. Certain countries are subject to comprehensive sanctions, e.g., Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and Russia/Ukraine.

Depending on your shipment or transfer, Mines may require a federal license prior to making the export. Especially for biological materials, a material transfer agreement (MTA) that addresses intellectual property is a good practice. Research Integrity and Security can help you figure these things out – please contact us!

Whether or not they are your carrier, FedEx has a useful guide for considerations for international shipping: