Shipping items can be an overwhelming feat for those who rarely or occasionally coordinate such activities. However, when shipping internationally, coordinating these activities can be more than putting something in a box or envelope and calling for a pickup.
When shipping internationally, the following questions should be considered:
Of the 196 independent countries in the world today, each have their own set of export and import controls, taxes, duties, and regulations. Each are different, and it is not unusual for professionals in the industry, like DHL and Federal Express, to run into problems.
Mistakes, even ones that could be viewed as minor or insignificant, can be costly. For example:
The University Community is responsible for ensuring compliance with export, import, and economic trade sanctions, as well as other shipping requirements. NYU's Chief Global Compliance Officer will provide support for any University export/import transaction. Any University Community member who chooses to not consult with the Chief Global Compliance Officer may be held personally liable for violations of federal regulations.
The Chief Global Compliance Officer will work with the University department in determining export classifications, which can be accomplished by: obtaining the information from the manufacturer/vendor; making a self-determination; or submitting a formal request to the appropriate U.S. Government agency for classification determination. Once the classification has been determined, the Chief Global Compliance Officer may then advise on licensing requirements; evaluate possible exceptions/exemptions; provide additional guidance.