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Australia and the European Community have concluded a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) which provides for the mutual recognition of conformity assessment of medical devices. The following table lists the countries and regulators with which we currently have a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) or equivalent agreement/arrangement. The GMP authorisation trajectory for manufacturers inspected by these regulators depends on whether the inspection was carried out inside or outside their own borders: Australia and the United Kingdom (UK) have signed an MRA for conformity assessment, certificates and markings in anticipation of the United Kingdom`s withdrawal from the European Union. This MRA also includes the certification of medical devices for the recognition of conformity assessment. We have a cooperation agreement with the U.S. FDA. We accept evidence from the U.S. FDA for GMP approval applications using the CV pathway, regardless of the country in which the inspection is performed, provided that the inspection has been performed in accordance with a comparable GMP standard. The TGA has entered into various international agreements and arrangements with other countries and regulatory authorities to support international regulatory cooperation. Some of these agreements and arrangements allow us to use inspections conducted by these regulators as part of the GMP authorization process instead of our own on-site inspection.

The 1. In November 2018, Health Canada and Australia`s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) entered into an agreement on the inclusion of APIs in the scope of the Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Conformity Assessment for the Inspection and Certification of Good Manufacturing Practices for Medicines between the Government of Canada and the Government of Australia. Therefore, the TGA accepts GMP certificates of compliance (or equivalent certificates) issued by Health Canada under this MRA for APIs manufactured in Canada to support an application for GMP approval. For more information on MRAs, consult the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. We do not accept evidence from an authority participating in the PIC/S if: This agreement does not apply to the following products/processes: Most of the amendments to the MRA are administrative in nature and are intended to simplify the management of the MRA. However, the changes also include some operational changes and will exclude a number of high-risk medical devices from the MRA. Most of these arrangements are excluded only until both sides take confidence-building measures. .

Duly designated European notified bodies are still able to issue conformity assessment certificates under the Therapeutic Products Act 1989. The full text of the amending agreement is available at the Australian Treaty Series. The list of products covered, as drafted in the agreement, is shown below: The Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP) Australia has concluded a number of bilateral mutual recognition agreements (MRAs), one of which is the MRA with the European Union in terms of conformity assessment. There is also a parallel MRA between Australia and the European Free Trade Association (Republic of Iceland, Principality of Liechtenstein and Kingdom of Norway), which also needs to be updated in parallel with the MRA with the European Community. This MRA came into force in 1999 and was the first fully functional MRA of its kind in the world. It covers a number of industrial sectors in the form of sectoral annexes to the Agreement. One of these sectoral annexes deals with the conformity assessment of medical devices. Many regulatory bodies, including the TGA, are members of the Pharmaceutical Inspection Cooperation Scheme (PIC/S), a non-binding informal cooperation agreement between the authorities that regulate GMPs for medicines.

National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition (OGYEI) To ensure that device manufacturers and certification bodies have time to incorporate these MRA changes into their organizational plans, the European Union and Australia have agreed to interim transitional provisions as follows: The text of the agreement is available on the Global Affairs Canada (GAC) website. In the corresponding document, you will find the section “Sectoral Annex on Medicinal Products / Certification of Conformity of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) of Medicinal Products”. The basic principle of this MRA is that the European Union and Australia recognise the technical competence of the conformity assessment bodies (CABs) of the other Party to certify the conformity of products with the regulatory requirements of the other Party, thus largely eliminating the need for double testing or recertification in trade in goods. If you have any questions, please contact the Manufacturing Quality Directorate. The TGA will not be able to issue MRA certification or accept new MRA customers unless the MRA is amended to reflect the new regulatory framework. . Canada`s stakeholders will benefit from the exchange of GMP certificates of compliance between the TGA and Canada, thereby reducing the regulatory burden of obtaining information from their foreign vessels. As the existing MRA does not reflect these new agreements, the TGA is negotiating with the European Commission on possible updates to the MRA. The TGA is not able to issue conformity assessment certifications under the new EU Medical Devices Regulation until updates are available. TGA has worked with all Australian manufacturers using the MRA certification issued by TGA to manage this transition.

Text of the Canada-Australia Mutual Recognition Agreement Global Affairs Canada (GAC) The EDQM tests manufacturers of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and excipients outside the European Union (EU) on the basis of its own program. In most cases, this involves the participation of an EU regulator. The EU regulator issues a GMP certificate after a successful on-site inspection and uploads it to the EudraGMDP database. Contact information: Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) and International Affairs Unit For more information on other reforms, see Medical Device Reforms. Joint Statement on the inclusion of an active pharmaceutical ingredient in the Mutual Recognition Agreement between Australia and Canada (from 1 November 2018) On this page: Background | Details of | changes Information for Australian manufacturers and sponsors of medical devices | Other Issues On November 8, 2013, new regulatory amendments came into force in Canada for mandatory Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for use in drugs for human use. The implementation of these regulatory amendments under the Food and Drug Regulations will allow Health Canada (HC) to include APIs in the operational scope of its existing Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs). .