Director Strategic Solution, Global Clinical Supplies (GCS
Pre-Conference Workshop Day
Monday, May 20th, 2019
The Clinical Trial Supply arena is a highly regulated environment. Navigating these troubled and unpredictable
waters is challenging, and requires constant process updates.
Just when you thought an international shipment was easy & straightforward, you discover that you or
someone else is carrying the responsibility to ensure the content of this shipment leaves the country of
departure and enters the destination country with the accurate documentation, mentioning the right
description (vs. the Import or Export License e.g.), the right classification (equals right taxes), the correct value
(1USD? Really?), the agreed Incoterm, the Importer of Record (IOR)…
But do you know who the IOR really is, or are you just putting your local affiliate because you always to it for
every trial? Is there a CRO involved, and is the CRO the IOR?
What strategy do you put in place to address these responsibilities, discover who the IOR really is, or be sure
you have your documents reviewed by the responsible party?
This session will provide you with an understanding of Trade Compliance, and the roles & responsibilities
needed to safely navigate international Clinical Trial Supplies waters.
After the Workshop you should:
- Understand what the Importer of Record (IOR) responsibilities are
- Examine how to find out who the IOR is
- Assess a few different methods to ensuring a compliant shipping document
- Identify the main Incoterms and how they interrelate
- Set-up a Trade Compliance department, if you don’t have one yet…