[Coral-List] Ideas for transporting chemicals to Indonesia??

Steve LeGore slegore at mindspring.com
Thu Jun 26 01:22:31 EDT 2008

As you are finding, Heather, import and export of preservatives, reagents and samples can be exceedingly troublesome.  I have found that the simplest approach is to identify a local supplier and purchase it after entering the country.  In some cases, I have been able to correspond with a local academic colleague having access to local suppliers willing to order for me in advance or to sell me a portion of his/her existing supplies.  Alternatively, you may in some cases be able to order it from an international supply house, asking that it be delivered to a local colleague, in which case, they deal with customs requirements.  Another way is to ship it to a local contact in advance, being sure to exactly follow documentation requirements of the receiving country.  In no case would I carry it with me without advance customs negotiation and clearance, and even then this would be a last resort as there is always the risk that you will encounter an uninformed or unaware customs official, with the dire results your query foresees.

Steve LeGore

-----Original Message-----
>From: Heather Murray <heatherfeather01 at hotmail.com>
>Sent: Jun 25, 2008 7:51 PM
>To: Mark Vermeij <m.vermeij at carmabi.org>, coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
>Subject: [Coral-List]  Ideas for transporting chemicals to Indonesia??
>Dear coral listers
>Has anyone got a suggestion for transporting Sodium sulfite (white powder- used to remove oxygen from water) to Indonesia and back out, without landing in prison for suspected drug trafficking!
>Any ideas would be appreciated.
>Heather Murray
>Marine Biology Masters Student
>murrayheat at student.vuw.ac.nz
>Centre for Marine, Environmental & Economic Research
>Victoria University of Wellington
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