International Shipping

It is the responsibility of Texas A&M University employees who are shipping items outside the United States (including hand-carrying items such as research equipment, materials, data, or biological or chemical materials) to comply with export control laws and regulations. Any transfer of project information, equipment, materials, or technology out of the U.S. by any method may be subject to export control restrictions and may require an export license or be prohibited depending on the item, destination, recipient, and end-use. Even if an item is cleared through Customs, it may still require an export control license.  Individuals shipping on behalf of Texas A&M University must ensure that all compliance considerations are met PRIOR to making a shipment.

Before shipping internationally, please reference the International Shipping Guidance and submit an International Shipping Review Form

Additional Considerations:

  • AES

Automated Export System (AES) Electronic Export Information (EEI) must be filed for exports valued over $2500 (per HS code) or if an export license is required whether it is shipped or hand carried. If an EEI is required, the AES ITN (proof of filing transaction number) must be listed on the airway bill. The export declaration EEI can be filed through an authorized freight forwarder.

  • Recordkeeping

All shipping records including commercial invoice, airway bill, export filings and associated communications are required to be maintained for a period of 5 years from the date of the export. Request a copy of relevant documents from your shipper or print them when using an online application. Your shipper (such as FedEx) will not keep copies of shipping records for you.

  • Hazardous Materials

For shipping hazardous materials (including: dry ice; biological and infectious substances; compressed gases; radioactive materials; oxidizing, toxic, or corrosive materials; flammable solids or liquids; explosives; lithium ion batteries), refer to the Environmental Health and Safety website.