Sample shipping instructions
Please follow the instructions below when sending your samples to Measurlabs.
- Make sure you have enough sample material for the tests. If you are concerned that your samples are too small then please contact us for advice.
- Pack your samples into containers that can withstand the shipping.
- Mark your samples clearly, prefer printed sample markings over handwritten ones. Mark each sample with a unique identifier (e.g. SAMPLE-001).
- Print the order confirmation email and send it to us together with your samples.
- If you have the safety data sheet for the substance, please include it in the shipment.
- Follow the rules and regulations for shipping of dangerous goods. Please contact us if you have any questions.
- We recommend using a courier service instead of sending the samples by mail. Courier services are almost always faster and more reliable.
If you send samples from outside of the EU area, please also note the following:
- Use customs and carriage value of 1 USD. We need to declare the samples to customs. To prevent shipping clearance delays, please use 1 USD value and mark the goods as "samples for testing, to be destroyed".
- The following information needs to be included on the air waybill and the commercial invoice from March 1, 2023:
- An accurate goods description for each item in the shipment. What is it? What is it made of? What is it intended for?
- A Harmonised System (HS) code (minimum of six digits), also known as a Tariff code and a commodity code
- The receiver's Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number: Measur Oy, EORI number: FI2820461-1
00280 Helsinki, Finland
Note! Unless otherwise agreed, we will dispose of your samples after the tests are finished. If the customer requests the return of unneeded sample material, Measurlabs can return them to the customer, at the customer’s cost and risk. Refer to terms and conditions for further details.
Dangerous goods shipments
A dangerous good is any substance or material which may present a significant risk to health, safety, or property when transported. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) maintains a list of classified dangerous goods and mandatory regulations affecting their handling and transport. We use air transport to ship samples, so it is crucial to know if we are handling samples that are classified as dangerous goods.
Many substances can be identified as dangerous based on their properties. Dangerous goods include:
- Many gases
- Flammable liquids
- Highly flammable solid substances
- Oxidizing agents
- Toxic and infectious substances
- Radioactive substances
- Corrosive substances
In addition, a substance or object which seems harmless may be classified as dangerous goods if its properties are affected by the transport conditions. For example, lithium batteries and devices containing them, as well as dry ice, are covered by the regulations for the air transport of dangerous goods. On the other hand, not all hazardous substances are classified as dangerous goods when shipped.
The easiest way to find out if a shipment needs to be handled according to Dangerous Goods Regulations is to check the substance’s Safety Data Sheet. Section 14 of the Safety Data Sheet (Transport information) indicates if the substance has any transport restrictions. If the Safety Data Sheet is not available for a substance, it is a good idea to think about what the substance consists of and whether any component could be classified as hazardous.
Dangerous goods must always be handled in accordance with the current regulations. Everyone who handles shipments of dangerous goods must also be trained in the subject. We will be happy to help if you have any questions!
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