Import/Export Polices & Procedures


Importing

When importing items into the United States, be aware that MIT has a Temporary Import Bond (TIB) on file with the U.S. Customs Office. For assistance with all import transactions, contact the broker of record for MIT:

CARMICHAEL INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
140 EASTERN AVE
CHELSEA, MA 02150
Tel: 617-887-1600
ATTN: JAMES SHOREMAN
Email:jamess@carmnet.com

Exporting

When exporting items out of the United States a bond is not required. However, export control laws may apply. The Office of Sponsored Programs administers export control laws for MIT. The contact at OSP is David Quimby, 617-253-2822.

When temporarily (up to one year) exporting items into certain foreign countries, a carnet may be used to eliminate value-added taxes (VAT), duties, posting of security and to simplify the customs procedures. Procedures and forms for obtaining a carnet can be obtained from the Roanoke Trade website. The website for United States Council for International Business (ATA Carnet Export Service) also provides helpful information about the carnet and goods covered under the carnet. Prior to signing the power of attorney required with carnets, the DLC is responsible for coordinating with OSP to insure that any required export licenses have been obtained. The contact at OSP is David Quimby, 617-253-2822.

All costs associated with using a broker and applying for carnets are borne by the DLC obtaining the benefit of the services.
MIT’s custom broker for export is:

CARMICHAEL INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
140 EASTERN AVE
CHELSEA, MA 02150
Tel: 617-887-1600
ATTN: Robert Vittozzi
Email: robertov@carmnet.com

For further information about U.S. Customs please reference the United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection website.