International Cooperation on Harmonization of Technical Requirements for the Registration of Veterinary Medicinal Products (VICH)

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1996-04 Paris France


Apr 1996, Paris (France), under the auspices of B-XE2295 - OIE - World Organisation for Animal Health.


Provide a forum for constructive dialogue between regulatory authorities and the veterinary medicinal products industry on differences in technical requirements for product registration in European Union, Japan and the USA; enable this process to serve as a catalyst for a wider international harmonization; identify areas where modifications in technical requirements or greater mutual acceptance of research and development procedures could lead to a more economic use of human, animal and material resources, without compromising safety; make recommendations on practical ways to achieve harmonization in technical requirements affecting registration of veterinary products and to implement these recommendations in the 3 regions.


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Steering Committee, composed of 2 delegates of the regulatory authorities and 2 delegates of representative industry associations from each of the 3 regions. Australia/New Zealand and Canada have observer status with 1 delegate representing government authorities and 1 delegate representing industry associations.


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