Europe – UK and EU agree on phased process for Northern Ireland medicines regulation

The UK government and the European Commission (EC) have reached an agreed approach on a phased process for implementing medicines regulation in Northern Ireland following Brexit (31 December).

The updated agreement was an outcome of the fourth meeting of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Specialised Committee, which was held virtually on 5 November.

The meeting was co-chaired by officials from the UK government and the EC, and a representative from the Northern Ireland Executive also attended as part of the UK delegation.

In a press release issued by the Cabinet Office last Thursday, the UK government said the agreement will provide the additional time needed for businesses to prepare in relation to batch testing, importation and Falsified Medicines Directive requirements…