Throughout the government’s negotiations to leave the EU on 29th March 2019 the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has developed plans for all possible outcomes, including no deal.
VMD have now published on GOV.UK its EU Exit Information Hub details which set out what vets and other VMD stakeholders will need to do differently if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. It also sets out the areas of veterinary medicines regulation where there will be no change.
For vets, the areas where there will be a need to do things differently in the event of a no deal are:
- Applying for a Special Import Certificate/Special Treatment Certificate
- Operating the prescribing cascade
Please visit the Veterinary Medicines Directorate’s EU Exit Information Hub for detailed advice and guidance on the above areas and all areas of veterinary medicines regulation that will and won’t be changing in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
The VMD will continue to assure the safety, quality and effectiveness of all veterinary medicines authorised in the UK to protect animal health, human health and the environment.