International Laboratory Relocation

Andrew Porter Limited is an experienced specialist in international laboratory relocation and the right choice if you are planning to move overseas.

We can assist with the relocation of laboratory equipment, data and specimens, providing an umbrella approach for your international relocation needs.

We operate throughout the UK and Europe, but our projects office can handle relocations anywhere in the world - and to a standard compatible with the ever more stringent regulations required in laboratory environments

We can supply a highly-professional international laboratory relocation team to manage the move and oversee the customs clearance processes before delivering, unpacking and re-positioning your equipment at destination.

In the case of small international laboratory relocation projects, we can give expert support and advice to your local providers if it is not commercially viable for us to be directly involved.

We can provide specialist knowledge regarding international customs clearance for materials from the life science sector, including chemicals, biological agents, research samples and scientific equipment.  Sometimes these can necessitate sensitive documentation for clearance, which can cause delays if not completed correctly.

In particular during global lab relocations, research samples can often require more specialist clearance procedures, with exacting declarations and statements in relation to biological samples taken from human and animal subjects. 

CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) certificates may also be required, along with other specific customs documents including ATA Carnets for equipment that may be imported into a country for temporary use, before being shipped elsewhere or back to the country of origin.

You can rest assured that we will always do everything we can to minimise any delays in customs clearance during an international laboratory relocation project. If possible, we will pre-clear items before shipping to avoid expensive delays.

Our strong network of partners in Asia, the Americas and Africa make us confident we are well placed with the prerequisite experience to handle your international relocation.

We are also able to help customers who have bought second-hand laboratory equipment from asset management companies, such as GoIndustry DoveBid, and need it shipping to an international destination.

For more details on our services, please email or call our global lab relocation team on +44 1257 676006.

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