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Updated: March 1, 2016
KORUS-AQ Shipments From Korea to the US
NASA will be facilitating the duty-free importation of instruments and support equipment for KORUS-AQ. You may download the instructions below as a .pdf file here

Instructions for Importing Duty Free Into the US
The easiest way to import your instruments and equipment into the US, is to use our agent for customs clearing. In advance of sending your shipment, please direct your freight forwarder or shipping agent to contact Ally Muhawesh ( at the San Francisco office of Kuehne and Nagel Inc. She will finalize the necessary import duty exemption certificate for KORUS shipments and will facilitate the customs clearing process. Please Note: Your freight forwarder is still responsible for arranging final delivery to the NASA hangar in Palmdale, California.

Information Required for Customs Clearing 

  1. Itemized Commercial Invoice (below for required information)
  2. Date of Shipment
  3. Master Airway Bill Number
  4. House Airway Bill Number
  5. Any special export documents or technology licenses required by the Korean government
  6. All documents associated with hazardous materials being shipped
Itemized Commercial Invoice
An commercial invoice will include the following:
  1. Manufacturer 
  2. Model Number and Serial Number
  3. Country of Manufacture
  4. Estimated Cost in US dollars
  5. Associate the HTS code 98008.00.8000

Please send a copy of this commerical invoice to Steven Todorov and Cherise Field prior to shipping.

Important Shipping Document Information:

Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS): 98008.00.8000

Ultimate Consignee:
2825 East Avenue P
Palmdale, CA 93550
ATTN: Steven Todorov (650) 996-9335

Notified Parties:
Kuehne and Nagel, SFO
150 West Hill Place
Brisbane, CA 94005-1216
ATTN: Ally Muhawesh (415) 619-1069

Delivery Address - Palmdale, CA
NASA Aircraft Operations Facility

2825 East Avanue P
Palmdale, CA 93550
ATTN: Instrument Name - KORUS c/o Karen Richards
(661) 276-3675

Shipping to Palmdale

The NASA hangar in Palmdale will be very busy and there are a lot of instruments and equipment arriving prior to the KORUS-AQ integration.

Labeling Cases/Boxes
Clearly label all boxes with “KORUS” and the instrument name. Before you ship your items to Palmdale, please email 
Steven Todorov and Karen Richards with the number, size and weights of each shipment. Include the expected arrival date and carrier information.
Hazardous Materials / Dangerous Goods to/from Osan
Please send MSDS sheets for all hazardous items to Karen Richards no fewer than 7 days in advance of the expected arrival date.

Shipping and Logistics Point of Contact (POC) Info: 
 Steven Todorov (, (650) 996-9335
DC-8/Palmdale Karen Richards (, (661) 276-3675 / (661) 209-6569
Kuehne and Nagel - Customs Agent, Ally Muhawesh (, (415) 619-1069