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

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 Blog Posts

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 Blog Posts

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 Blog Posts

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.

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New Regulations Proposed for Transport of Lithium Batteries in Blog Posts

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Brazil Increases Sanitary Surveillance Inspection Fees in Blog Posts

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 Blog Posts

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.

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

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. 
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