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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...

QuickSTAT Partners with Almac Group to Develop a Temperature Controlled Packaging Management System in Logistics Blog

QuickSTAT and Almac have partnered to provide a market leading, Just In Time (JIT) global Logistics and Inventory Management Program to improve turn around times of phase change shipper solutions, and other Vacuum Insulated Packaging (VIP) Systems. The program will help to ensure the viability of high-risk shipments to geographical and logistically challenging countries, in order to minimize the risk of a shipment temperature excursion.  Read more...

India Enforces a Minimum Shelf-Life Period for Imported Pharmaceutical Products in Logistics Blog

Effective immediately, only pharmaceutical products with a shelf-life period of at least 60% can be imported into India. This requirement has been issued by the Assistant Drug Controller (ADC) department, a division of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization in India. Read more...

Brazil Increases Sanitary Surveillance Inspection Fees in Logistics Blog

As of September 9th 2015, Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) increased the sanitary surveillance inspection fees (GRU/GVS tax rate) on all imports and exports of lab kits and biological samples.  Read more...

Mexico requires new tariff classification code for clinical trial kits in Logistics Blog

Effective immediately, the local customs authority in Mexico has determined that the tariff classification code for  vacutainer tubes, needles and other articles contained in a clinical trial kit  should be 9018.39.99. Read more...

Argentina Agrees to Lift Trade Restrictions with EU and US Beginning 2016 in Logistics Blog

Argentina agreed to lift trade restrictions with EU and US by end of the year following a ruling from the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The ruling will apply to all goods entering Argentina, improving the time it takes for shipments to be imported and cleared.   Read more...

Beijing Health Bureau Suspends the Import Applications for Human Origin Specimens in Logistics Blog

Beijing Health Bureau has temporarily suspended processing import applications for human origin specimens. The suspension of the import procedure comes as a response to a new decree issued by the Chinese Ministry of Health (Decree No. 160), which replaced the previous Decree No. 230. Read more...