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International Shipping – Customs Information

March 3, 2022

When purchasing items that will be shipped internationally, departments and schools must prepare for customs fees. Procurement has established an agreement with Deltamax as the University’s vendor for customs clearance and freight. The vendor’s fixed price is $375 and covers Deltamax handling, Customs Broker services, outport fee and USFDA. The fee does not include:

Please be prepared to pay these fees by contacting Deltamax and issuing a Purchase Order, process a Payment request, or use a Northwestern Corporate Card. Note that POs will likely require a change order based on the final charges.

To learn more about Deltamax and how to contact Northwestern’s Deltamax representative, visit the Preferred Vendor webpage. For other questions about this contract, contact Kim Li at

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