I remember the same discussion somectime ago on the bb. The consensus
was that there is a standard IATA document (IATA special provision A152)
for these kinds of shipments, this greatly decreases the risk of
destruction of you samples at Customs. See this thread
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Op 11/6/2012 21:25, Jim Pflugrath schreef:
> I was asked by our shipping folks what we should put on the Customs Declaration so that samples that we ship or that are shipped to us (in dewars, styrofoam boxes, and/or padded envelopes) would not be held up in Customs.
> I had them put:
> "Scientific samples of less than 1 mg of non-infectious, non-hazardous protein. No health hazard."
> but it has been so long that I have had to do so. I suppose I could name the exact protein, (e.g. hen egg white lysozyme), but maybe that is not a good idea.
> What wording do folks put on these forms nowadays? What works? Do I need to put the buffer components?
> Thanks for responses.