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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Happy 4th of July

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NEWSLETTER CHANGE

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News Alert

Helsinki – Summit meeting

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladmir Putin are set to meet on July 16 in Helsinki. Expect road closures, congestion, and increased security.

Russia – World Cup

World Cup is taking place in Russia until July 15, with more than 1.5 million foreigners expected to travel for the tournament. Authorities are running an extensive and visible security operation around the venues in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Sochi, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod

Q and A

Where is the best place to see what medications might be restricted or banned in certain countries?

That’s a great question without a great answer. Unfortunately, there is no one fool-proof source of reliable information. Government websites rarely have up-to-date information and will typically refer inquiries to the embassy of the country to be visited, which may refer you to someone else, and so on. You may be able to get some information on the internet by comparing several different sources. About the best source is www.incb.org. This is the International Narcotics Control Board, which is responsible for the agreements governing the transport of narcotic and psychotropic drugs across international borders. It is important to remember that while some drugs will fall under these agreements, it is ultimately the decision of the country as to what it will and will not allow. If your company has an agreement with an international risk management firm they may provide this information as part of their package.

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  • Ice that is frozen solid when it goes through TSA security is permitted, but ice that has begun to melt must adhere to the liquid rule
  • TSA forbids snowglobes unless they are smaller than a tennis ball
  • Leave the gel heating pad in your checked luggage – it will be confiscated at the TSA security checkpoint
  • Cremains in a wood or plastic container may be carried through security, but leave the marble urns at home as they cannot be effectively x-rayed
  • These food items are limited to 3.4 ounces: peanut butter, creamy cheese, yogurt, wet pet food
  • Bowling balls are allowed in your carry-on, but bowling pins, along with baseball bats and cast iron frying pans, are not
  • Foam hands are allowed through security, but foam swords are not
  • Gel insoles or shoe inserts were long forbidden, but may now be carried or worn through security; however, some people still have them confiscated