Over the years, NIH has encountered a number of issues in carrying out cooperative programs, including the following:
• Russian taxation of grants to Russian scientists.
• Processing and customs delays and fees on international shipments of biological samples and on equipment transfers.
• Complex grant application procedures.
• Delays in obtaining both Russian and American visas.
SOURCE: Information provided by NIH, September 2012.
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