FedEx Shipping Label Requests

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offices are open Monday - Friday in MCL 140 to ship packages. For same-day shipping, packages must be brought to the office before 2:00 P.M. In order to process your shipment quickly and efficiently, please fill out the applicable form below. 

International Shipping FAQs

Where do I find my item's Harmonized System code?

You can find your item's Harmonized System code by visiting the Census Bereau's search engine. When entering your product's description, be specific, i.e. nucleic acids rather than chemical sample. FedEx requires your HS code to have at least 6-digits. You can use the plus button next to descriptions in order to find a more specific code. If you are having trouble finding your code, come to MCL 140 for assistance.

Where do I find my recipient's Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number?

Recipient's should be able to provide you with their EORI number. If you anticipate shipping to a company, plan to ask for that information in advance. Packages without an EORI number can be delayed and potentially refused at customs. 

How do I determine the customs value of my package?

Customs value is determined by it's transaction value. A simple way to consider your item's value is to ask "How much would it cost to replace this item?". Custom's value should include material, time, and labor considerations, but not shipping costs. 

What should I include in my commodity description?

Commodity descriptions should be as specific as possible. Include what you are shipping, what it is made of, and what it's intended use is. Chemical solutions should include percent composition, ie. 0.9% saline. If you are unsure whether to include certain information, err on the side of including more. Packages without significant descriptions can be delayed at customs.