I just had a customer order returned to be by the U.S. Postal office due to my customs declaration. This order, which I was shipping via the US Postal Service from the US to Canada, declared the contents as an “Electronics Kit”, primarily because that is what it is. You know, resistors, transistors, capacitors and a PCB all intended for the user to solder together themself. I have been using this description for years and has never had a problem. But this time the US Postal service returned it with the note that the problem was: “Vague content description - ‘Electronics Kit’? Be more specific.”
Does anybody have any experience with shipping an electronics kit internationally from the US? What do you declare the contents as?