Ireland – Time-limited conditional exemptions to facilitate supply of medicines to the Irish market

As outlined on the HPRA website on 1 January 2021, the European Commission has published a Notice on ‘Application of the Union’s pharmaceutical acquis in markets historically dependent on medicines supply from or through Great Britain after the end of the transition period’

This notice outlines that due to the historical dependence of Ireland, Malta, Cyprus and Northern Ireland on medicines supplied from Great Britain, in the exceptional cases where additional time is required to transfer certain functions to EU/EEA, and in the exceptional circumstance of a global pandemic, an additional period of up to one year (January 2021 to 31 December 2021) to comply with aspects of the Union’s acquis, has been agreed…