EU Revamps Plans To Ease Medicines Trade Between GB and NI
Companies Will Be Able To Continue Batch Testing And Release In GB For NI Market
Proposals on medicines put forward by the European Commission are part of a package of measures to improve the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol by relaxing checks on goods moving across the Irish sea.
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A continuing lack of legal certainty continues to plague suppliers to the Northern Ireland market despite the latest proposals from the EU Commission, UK and European off-patent industry leaders Mark Samuels and Adrian van den Hoven tell Generics Bulletin.
The EU is preparing a formal proposal for ensuring the continued long-term supply of medicines from Great Britain to Northern Ireland from next year, but it will require "enhanced enforcement" by the UK authorities.
As political tensions between the UK and EU mount over the Northern Ireland Protocol instigated as part of the pair’s Brexit agreement, the off-patent industry is growing increasingly concerned that regulatory uncertainty will put supply at risk.