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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...

Update: Mexican Export Regulations in Logistics Blog

As of July 1, 2005, Mexican customs will require all export declarations (PEDIMENTO) to include the following consignee details in the country of destination:  Read more...

Ukraine: Regulatory Changes Related to the Importation of Medical Products in Logistics Blog

This year, two critical regulatory changes regarding the import of medical products into the Ukraine have gone into effect. The first eases import procedures with simpler documentation and the second levies an additional import duty on incoming shipments. Both will have an impact on Central Labs, CROs and Sponsors conducting clinical trials in Ukraine. Read more...

Exporting Biological Samples From Mexico in Logistics Blog

As a CRO or central lab conducting clinical trials in Latin America, you have probably experienced the regulatory complexities when exporting biological samples from Mexico. Exporting tissue and blood samples from Mexico is subject to specific export controls often requiring Export Permits. Read more...

5 Most Logistically Challenging Life-Saving Deliveries in Logistics Blog

While every shipment is important, and many critical to both the sender and receiver, there are some that begin and end with the goal of saving a life. From organs and bone marrow for transplant, to immunotherapy drugs and radiopharmaceuticals - each type of life saving shipment comes with its own logistics challenges. Following are the five most critical life saving shipments, along with the specific considerations required to keep each safe during transit.
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