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Proposal by the EU Commission on a Regulation on veterinary medicinal product


The EU Commission has proposed a new ‘Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Veterinary Medicinal Product. 

Regulation (EU) 2019/6 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on veterinary medicinal products and repealing Directive 2001/82/EC (OJ L 4, 7.1.2019, p. 43–167) has been published  Monday, 7. January 2019.   Date of entry in force is 28/01/2019 and it will be implemented on 28/01/2022. 

The purpose of this revision will be to increase the availability of veterinary medicinal products, to reduce the administrative burden on enterprises, to improve the functioning of the internal market for veterinary medicinal products and to assess the possibilities to have an improved response to antimicrobial resistance related to the use of veterinary medicines. 

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The information in this website is regularly reviewed and updated in line with the rapidly evolving legislative, regulatory and technical areas. 

The Veterinary Medicines Section does not take responsibility of the concepts as understood, or misunderstood, by the reader. 

The information present in this website is not to be considered as professional consultancy material. Stakeholders are responsible for their own decisions in accordance with the existent legislation. 

The information and instructions contained in this website has guidelines prepared by the Veterinary Medicines Section for the benefits of its stakeholders. Interested parties are encouraged to refer to the legislation proper, i.e. Subsidiary Legislation 437.47, Veterinary Medicinal Products Regulations under Chapter 437, Veterinary Services Act​.

This website was last updated on the: 07/02/2019