To avoid supply delays and duplicate inspections, the EU and UK also mutually recognize inspections and GMP certificates. Recognition applies to manufacturers located within the territory of the issuing authority. Under certain conditions, a party may extend recognition to manufacturers outside the territory.
The 1449-page trade and cooperation agreement covers the following areas:
The detailed provisions on pharmaceuticals are found in Annex TBT-2, which comprises 12 articles and three annexes.
EUR-Lex: Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community of the one Part, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, of the other Part