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Import Controls

Faculty/investigators must adhere to U.S. import requirements and should familiarize themselves with the regulations for importing items into the United States. An overview of these requirements is available on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection web site.

It may be advisable to enlist the services of a customs broker, especially if shipments will be arriving by sea and thus subject to the Importer Security Filing 71730, also known as ISF 10+2. Stanford has a preferred provider relationship with import broker Tigers USA Global Logistics.

For additional assistance, submit a help request to Global Business Services.