Traveling with Research Samples

Nov 07 2019


International travelers returning to the United States with research samples are required to declare the research samples to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) for entry processing.

MSU travelers must comply with federal law as required by the research sample type.

Recommendations for the Traveler

  • Consider using MSU’s preferred air service couriers, FedEx and/or DHL, to return samples.
  • Preplan the self-declared entry:
    • Research sample type
    • Identify any Partnering Government Agency and applicable permit requirements
  • Contact University Services Logistics in advance to coordinate required documentation, customs broker engagement, and customs pre-entry filing:
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