Argentina’s New Rules for Import and Export of Biologic Specimens

Until recently, companies in Argentina were required only to list the relevant clinical study protocol number when importing or exporting biologic specimens. Now, as of July 1, 2017, importers and exporters must obtain specific approval from Argentina’s ministry of...

Mexico’s CFDI Export Reporting Update and New Deadline

The Mexican Treasury Department (SAT)’s most recent technical update on CFDI reporting has caused confusion among exporters of non-commercial samples.  According to SAT’s notice[i], new functionality will go into effect on March 1, 2017 that will allow for CFDI...

2017 Global Harmonized System Update

Recent updates to the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) result in new HTS classifications for pharmaceutical products.  The 2017 updates to the HTS, which went into effect on January 1, 2017, revamped several chapters and headings of the HS by deleting, adding or...

ACE Import Requirements Updates

As CBP and the other government agencies get closer to the full implementation of the single-window environment known as the ACE, U.S. importers must have a strong process for validating import documents and making sure complete and accurate information is submitted...