What You Should Know
All merchandise entering and exiting the United States must clear customs and is subject to a customs duty, unless specifically exempted by law.
Customs clearance involves a number of steps:
You’ll find general information on importing and exporting goods at the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection website, including forms.
Importing/Duty Free Entry
The University has designated the following entity to serve as our brokerage firm to handle entry on our behalf:
Farrell Forwarding Company, Inc.
Contact: Joseph Conte, Vice President, Imports
Box E, JFK International Airport
Jamaica, NY 11430
Phone: 516-881-7500 Ext 105
If you have issues concerning shipments clearing customs, contact the Joseph Conte at Farrell Forwarding, above.
The University’s Export Controls website addresses many issues related to export controls.
You’ll find information about filling out the Shipper's Export Declaration form at the Census Department’s foreign trade site.
Additional export documentation information is available from the Trade Information Center:
The U.S. Department of Treasury website lists the current countries under sanction by the United States.