Veterinary medicines are used to prevent, treat, or control diseases or conditions in animals. Products can range from antibiotics and vaccines to animal shampoos.
To export veterinary medicines successfully you need to know about:
- the regulation requirements of the destination country
- the ingredients in your product
- the manufacturing, packaging or repackaging, and labelling requirements of the destination country
- how to get your product registered, if required
- keeping the right records
- certificates of compliance, if needed
- certificates of free sale, if needed
- relevant fees and charges.
You may have to meet other requirements as well. These requirements might be commercial, or set by other government agencies like the New Zealand Customs Service (NZ Customs). It will also pay to check with the importing agent in your destination country that you haven't overlooked any requirements.
Manufacturing veterinary medicines for export?
If you manufacture veterinary medicines for export, you also need to meet:
- trade agreements if exporting to Australia, Canada, the European Union, or Switzerland
- the manufacturing requirements of the destination country.