The EU GDP guidelines created a yardstick by which logistics providers could be measured and compared. A year on from the first publication, they are now fully in force and there has already been an update from the EU. GDP 2013/C 68/01 has been superseded by 2013/C 343/01. Published and enacted in November, this corrected a couple of factual errors and expanded on the rationale. World Courier’s Sue Lee looks at the regulations’ impact on the pharmaceutical supply chain in Europe and beyond.