Not that this only applies to items that have not been in an accelerator environment and are not activated. Items that require special arrangements such as these should be identified in the safety review process. See the separate FAQ question on shipping activated materials.
If you are a FACET user, you can send items to the FACET User Manager who will look after the item until it is needed.
Address the shipment to
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road
If you are shipping from overseas, use our Customs Broker (TIGERS (USA) GLOBAL LOGISTICS, INC.) and leave at least two weeks for the shipment to pass through customs.
Customs broker information is here:
In our ongoing effort to minimize shipping delays, it is of the utmost importance to mark all paperwork with the following information:
- Item full description (including the manufacturer, part number, and serial number)
- How many pieces are in this shipment?
- What is the intended use?
- Declare value of each item
- Note: It is of the utmost importance that the value of the outgoing shipment, replicates the incoming shipment value.
- Export Classification Number. This identifies the level of export control for the items
- Schedule B (Identify all goods and services for export) https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/schedules/b/index.html
- Is this a temporary or Permanent export?
- Country of Origin (Where the product was manufactured)
To be cleared through customs in San Francisco by Tigers (USA) Global Logistics:
Call: 510-784-8920 ext. 2601
Nancy Yuen firstname.lastname@example.org (Import Specialist)
Pearl Maske email@example.com (Export Specialist)
For additional import or export information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that SLAC is exempt from paying duty. If a common courier clears a shipment as an "informal entry", SLAC will pay duty.