Are you purchasing research or education equipment from an international company? Your purchase may be eligible for a waiver of the duties normally assessed. OHSU research and education departments making large equipment purchases from overseas suppliers may have an opportunity to save 3.5 percent to 7 percent of the cost. Equipment must be manufactured outside the U.S. and with no U.S. equivalent available, and it must be used primarily for research or educational purposes. Recent equipment purchases realized a savings of between $6,000 and $12,000 each.
Please contact Jen McCaw, export controls officer, with a copy of your quote or purchase order or for more information.