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Oh sorry - here is a blank sanitation certificate!

On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 1:11 PM, Crystal Maier <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Hi All -
>
> Shipping to and from Brazil required 2 documents -
>
> An MTA (Materials Transfer Agreement) between your institution and the
> receiving institution in Brazil. Each MTA document only works in one
> "direction" so make sure when you arrange for one, that you arrange both a
> sending and receiving MTA. These must be set up in advance and may extend
> for a few years (depending on the terms of the agreement). When we make
> ours, we try to make them for as long as possible. Note, if you have an MTA
> with one institution, it will not be valid for other institutions.
>
> You (may) also need a declaration of sanitation, which is mainly important
> for specimens in alcohol. We've had trouble getting the shipments through
> without an official stamp or notarization of the document, so make sure you
> include that as well. Each page of an original copy sent in the shipment
> must have a signature and a seal. We've had no problem with a simple
> embosser that says "Field Museum"
>
> Also, it's worth it to include all documents in both English and Portugese.
>
> Hope this helps!
>
> Crystal
>
> On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 12:51 PM, Hall, Wesley E - (wehall) <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> I recently received a request to send specimens to Brazil and was
>> wondering the same thing as I had heard of possible issues with loan
>> returns. If anybody has experience with this (positive/negative) please
>> respond to the list.
>>
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Gene
>>
>>
>> Gene Hall
>> University of Arizona Insect Collection (Manager)
>> & CALS Cooperative Extension (Insect Diagnostics)
>> Department of Entomology
>> 1140 E. South Campus Dr.
>> University of Arizona
>> Tucson, AZ  85721
>> Ph: 520.621.6446
>> Email: [log in to unmask]
>> UA INSECT COLLECTION: http://www.uainsectcollection.com/
>> PTILIIDAE: http://tolweb.org/Ptiliidae
>> ZOOTAXA Subject Editor: STAPHYLINOIDEA (excluding Staphylinidae and
>> Hydraenidae)
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* Entomological Collections Network Listserve <
>> [log in to unmask]> on behalf of Matthias Buck <[log in to unmask]>
>> *Sent:* Monday, September 12, 2016 10:41 AM
>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>> *Subject:* Loans to researchers/institutions in Brazil
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Does anyone know what the legalities of sending specimens on loan to
>> Brazil are? I just heard from an Italian colleague that there can be
>> problems returning the specimens to the lender unless there are special
>> agreements in place (in particular for specimens that originated from
>> Brazil). I have not heard about this before (maybe I am a little bit out of
>> the loop). In recent years we have sent several loans to Brazil, some major
>> and some including material that originated from Brazil. I am a bit
>> concerned now. I would appreciate your insights.
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>>
>>                 Matthias
>>
>> --
>> Dr. Matthias Buck
>> Invertebrate Zoology
>> Royal Alberta Museum
>> 12845-102nd Avenue
>> Edmonton, Alberta
>> Canada, T5N 0M6
>> Phone: (780) 453-9122
>> www.royalalbertamuseum.ca
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Crystal A. Maier
>
> Insects Collection Manager
> Field Museum of Natural History
>
> 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
> Chicago, IL 60605
> 312.665.7745
>



-- 
Crystal A. Maier

Insects Collection Manager
Field Museum of Natural History

1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
312.665.7745