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Traveling out of the country with University owned equipment

Posted on June 6, 2011 at 8:52am

A message from Erin Fay, Manager - Equipment Inventory Office

TRAVELING OUT OF THE COUNTRY WITH UNIVERSITY OWNED EQUIPMENT?  CHECK OUT THE UPDATED CUSTOMS PROCEDURES EFFECTIVE 6/3/11!

 

When University faculty, students, or staff are traveling out of country with University equipment that is less than 6 months old (as carry-on or checked baggage), be prepared to document the original purchase upon returning to the United States to avoid having to pay duty tax. 

 

The traveler should keep supporting documentation of the equipment purchase with the equipment as it leaves the country, while it is in the foreign country, and most importantly, when the equipment returns to the United States.  Appropriate supporting documentation includes: 

 

·         The Original Receipt for the purchase of the item (Preferred Support),

·         A Customs Letter prepared by the department, or

·         U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Form 4457

 

More information and direct links can be found at:  http://f2.washington.edu/fm/eio/customs

 

Please contact the Equipment Inventory Office at eio@uw.edu or 543-4663 with questions.

 

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