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New Regulations For Importing Placebo Products to Australia in Logistics Blog

Effective July 1, 2016, new quarantine clearance regulations will be implemented in Australia affecting the import of placebo products. Pharmaceutical placebo products, which are usually made out of sugar, milk or a similar ingredient, are classified as a food product due to their composition (i.e. not containing active drug). Read more...

UPDATE: New Regulations in Mexico Will Affect Export of Biological Samples in Logistics Blog

New regulations in Mexico that will require all exports to be accompanied by a legal Commercial Invoice processed by the Tax Authority (SAT) were recently amended by the Mexican authorities. Read more...

Sarajevo Airport Has Lifted Its Embargo on Pharmaceutical Products in Logistics Blog

On June 9, 2016 Bosnia and Herzegovina lifted the import embargo for Pharmaceutical products arriving a «Sarajevo International airport» subject to compliance with the below new control measures. Read more...

June 14th is World Blood Donor Day in Logistics Blog

Every year, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day on June 14. The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need. Read more...

Colombia Reduces Clinical Trial Evaluation and Approval Processes to 60 Days in Logistics Blog

To make its country more attractive for clinical research, Colombia's National Institute of Food and Drug Monitoring (INVIMA) recently announced that it has reduced its study protocol evaluation and approval processing times. Read more...

April is a National Donate Life Month in Logistics Blog

National Donate Life Month (NDLM) was instituted by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003. Celebrated in April each year, NDLM features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation. Read more...

New Regulations in Mexico Will Affect Export of Biological Samples in Logistics Blog

Effective July 1, 2016, new regulations in Mexico will require all exports to be accompanied by a legal Commercial Invoice processed by the Tax Authority (SAT). This means that the regular invoices will no longer be accepted by the customs. Instead, each shipment must be accompanied by a commercial invoice already numbered and authenticated by SAT. The invoice will be generated on a web portal: http://www.sat.gob.mx/ Read more...

Argentina to Increase Clinical Trial Research in Logistics Blog

Argentina's new administration has made it clear that it wants import processes to be easier and less expensive, and there are already a few draft projects in process working toward this end. The future improvements are likely to have a positive impact on the clinical trial business as well, helping to increase efficiency and keep costs under control. In fact, growing the number of clinical trials in the country has become a particular focus for the administration. Read more...

Preparation for Winter Storm Jonas in Logistics Blog

More than 67 million Americans in 19 states are under blizzard warnings or winter storm warnings as Winter Storm Jonas moves toward the East Coast. Heavy snow and strong winds will bring travel to a grinding halt. Some airlines are canceling flights as of 4:00PM Friday. More than 6,000 U.S. flights including over 2,800 on Friday and nearly 3,200 on Saturday have been canceled, many of which are due to Jonas. 

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New Regulations Proposed for Transport of Lithium Batteries in Logistics Blog

Over the years, a number of incidents where overheated lithium ion and lithium metal batteries have caused smoking packages and fires onboard cargo and passenger aircraft has led to stricter and increasingly complex shipping regulations. Read more...