International Regulatory Cooperation comes in many forms – from formal treaties to informal information exchanges, to simultaneous and joint reviews, and more. Collaboration with partner regulators in the pre-market and post-market context promotes harmonization of regulatory practices and standards, leverages resources, and facilitates timely access to safe and effective veterinary drugs. Veterinary drug regulators have for many years worked on harmonising requirements and systems, and on the development of internationally-recognised guidance through a number of international forums, such as VICH and CODEX. This important foundational work enables international collaboration in the review of veterinary drug submissions.
Guidance on Veterinary Drug Joint Reviews: A joint review by New Zealand, Australian and Canadian Regulators