Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 14:11:31 -0400
Reply-To: Mary Cavanaugh <cavanaughmm**At_Symbol_Here**APPSTATE.EDU>
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From: Mary Cavanaugh <cavanaughmm**At_Symbol_Here**APPSTATE.EDU>
Subject: Sharing Chemicals w/Thailand Research Lab
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Hello all, we have a new situation here on which I hope some of you can advise me.

One of our chemists has about a dozen chemicals used for research that need to be sent to a collaborating chemist in Thailand.

The chemicals are not new, all have been used in their research here in the US, and they have no real commerical value.  The quantities are all small (50 g or less).

All the chemicals have “non-hazardous” DOT/IMDG and IATA labels and are in their original bottles.

All are solid or crystalline at room temp except triethanolamine, which is a viscous liquid.

What considerations do we need to have in shipping these chemicals to Thailand?  For example:

-          What kind of container can we use to ship them in?

-          Is IATA what applies, or do we need to look elsewhere to see if maybe Thailand may regulate them for import or transport?

-          Can we ship them in US Mail, UPS, FedEx, or anything we want?

-          Are there special permissions or forms we have to obtain or send to Thailand?  (I’m already working with our Export Controls Officer).

-          Do we need to acct for them on our waste manifests in some way?

-          Do we need to include the MSDS for each one in the shipment, even though we didn’t manufacture them?

Thanks in advance. I’d especially love links to any guidances that may address this.


Mary M. Cavanaugh CIH

University Industrial Hygienist

Safety & Workers' Comp. Office

cavanaughmm**At_Symbol_Here**appstate . edu

(828) 262-6838 Direct

(828) 262-2936 Fax

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