Global Supply Chain Integrity

Member economies of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and non-APEC economies alike are adversely impacted by the international movement of substandard and falsified (S & F) medical products. As the medical products industry has become more globalized and specialized, APEC economies must increasingly rely on the global marketplace to provide the medical products needed to keep citizens healthy while ensuring that access to legitimate products is not disrupted. In an effort to address this modern issue, regulators, industry stakeholders, representatives from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations, and academics from across the globe have come together to develop the “Roadmap to Promote Global Medical Product Quality and Supply Chain Security” project which is a collaborative multi-year project commissioned by APEC.

The Roadmap covers the entire supply chain and life cycle of medical products (i.e. raw materials to use by patients) and focuses on developing and implementing through training programs processes, procedures, and tools directed at enhancing global medical product quality and supply chain security. Hence, the final report on the Roadmap may continue to be updated as appropriate and as resources are available.

CHAMPION

  • US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA), United States

CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE

  • Taylor's University, Malaysia
  • The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), United States
  • United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), United States

ACTIVITIES

2020

JUN

APEC Centers of Excellence established

Taylor’s University, Malaysia

2019

SEP

APEC Pilot CoE Training (Malaysia)

Taylor’s University, Malaysia

JUN

APEC CoE Training (Chile)

U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), United States

FEB

APEC Pilot Center of Excellence established

Taylor’s University, Malaysia

2018

AUG

Pre CoE Training - Global Supply Chain Integrity (Korea)

APEC Harmonization Center (AHC), Korea

FEB

APEC CoE Training (Southeast Asia)

U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), United States

2017

AUG

APEC Centers of Excellence established

U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), United States

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), United States

JUN

APEC Pilot CoE Training (United States)

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), United States

MAR

APEC Pilot CoE Training (Singapore)

U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), United States