Veterinary post-authorisation Q&A: Introduction

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This guidance addresses a number of questions marketing-authorisation holders may have on post-authorisation procedures. It provides an overview of the Agency’s position on issues which are typically addressed in discussions or meetings with marketing-authorisation holders in the post-authorisation phase.

It is updated regularly to reflect new developments. New or Revised topics will be marked by “New” or “Rev” upon publication.

Where appropriate, a pre-submission meeting can be organised at the Agency in order to obtain further procedural and regulatory advice. 

The aim of the guidance and dialogue with the marketing-authorisation holder is to enable marketing-authorisation holders to submit applications which are in conformity with the legal and regulatory requirements and which can be validated and processed promptly. 

For post-authorisation submissions, marketing-authorisation holders should carefully consider the relevant dossier requirements and recommended submission dates which are included in the following documents:

In addition, marketing-authorisation holders are strongly advised to inform the Agency of all upcoming post-authorisation submissions for the following 6-12 months, in order to allow optimal planning, identification of procedural issues and handling of overlapping applications.

As of 1 January 2017 it is mandatory for applicants to use the eSubmission Gateway / Web Client for all veterinary procedural submissions to the Agency. For more information, including links to guidance on registration with the system, see:

Note: This question-and-answer section has been produced for guidance only and should be read in conjunction with "The Rules governing Medicinal Products in the European Union, Volume 6, Notice to Applicants".

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