Sindusfarma's Jair Calixto on Shipping Temperature Control Products into Latin America
Sindusfarma is the first business association in the Säo Paulo State’s pharmaceutical industry. Established in April 26, 1933 by a group of idealists in order to defend the interests of a then-emerging industrial category responsible for manufacturing and importing medicines, we currently have a membership consisting of companies which produce around 80 percent of all medicines marketed in Brazil and employ approximately 60,000 professionals. Our activities include firmly defending the interests of pharmaceutical industries based in Säo Paulo and Brazil, efficiently providing service for our members, contributing to the development of the industry’s professionals, paying permanent attention to the sanitary and labor union legislation and regulations, contributing to governmental agencies, negotiating collective bargaining agreements with the relevant professional categories and workers at large, and defining and granting benefits to the workers in our industry, amongst other things.
Arminda Montero, Global Distribution QA Program Manager for Abbott, interviews Jair Calixto, Manager of Good Practices and Audits, SindusFarma on the realities of shipping temperature control products into Brazil and Latin America. Calixto also shares his insights on the challenges for pharmaceutical imports in Brazil and his advice for someone who is new to cold chain and wants to enter the Latin America market.