International Shipping

What to know

  • Every international shipment is an export and is subject to US export control law.
  • US law restricts shipment to certain individuals, institutions, and countries.
  • It is illegal to ship an item to a party if you suspect that the item will be transferred to a prohibited party.

Before you ship

  • Determine if your shipment has export control restrictions 
  • Most MIT shipments are designated "EAR99" and are not restricted by US export control
  • If your item is not designated "EAR99" be prepared to answer the following questions: 
    • What is the item?
    • What is the end use of the item?
    • Who is the recipient and are they on the Restricted Parties List?
    • What is the destination country?
    • What is the shipping route?

Shipping Instructions

Tips for easy and successful shipping

Need help?

Contact MIT Export Control Officer, Janet C. Johnston, by email at exportcontrolhelp@mit.edu, by phone at 617-253-2762, or in person at NE18-901