The Export Certificates section is responsible for issuing Export Certificates for human or veterinary medicinal products and for Irish manufacturers of these. The documents issued are:
- Certification of other documents from a company
In general, these documents are only issued to the marketing authorisation holders or authorised manufacturers. Where the applicant is not the holder of the marketing authorisation or manufacturing authorisation, a letter of authorisation from the holder must be provided.
Where possible, certificate formats, as published by the World Health Organisation, are used.
What are the certificates used for
The Certificate of a Pharmaceutical Product (CPP)/ Certificate of Free Sale(CFS)/ Statement of Licensing Status of a Product are all product specific certificates, used to show the details as approved in the Irish marketing authorisation. A Price Certificate shows the cost price for the Irish market.
The CPP can also be issued for a product without a Marketing Authorisation but where the dosage form is manufactured in Ireland, once the application is accompanied by a signed company declaration to state that the details are true. Please check the Useful Links section below for draft of certificates for whichever best suits your requirements.
Where a company has been inspected and found to be GMP compliant by the HPRA, certified copies of a company’s GMP certificate can be issued.
All certificates are issued as per their standard formats. The only document to which additional information may be attached (package leaflet, labels, composition page) is the CPP. When applying, all additional attachments must be accompanied by a declaration letter stating that the information in them is true and correct.
What is required to make an application
All applications received should include:
- Completed Application for an Export Certificate
- Fee application form, with proof of payment
- Where required they should also include the completed draft document
- Where included, attachments must be accompanied by a letter stating that the information in them is true and correct.
The fee per application is set out in the Guide to Fees, for human medicinal products this is €147 (Fee Code 351) for standard service, €277 (Fee Code 352) for fast-track applications. For veterinary medicinal products this is €141 (Fee Code 691) and €266 (Fee Code 692) for fast-track applications.
Applications which do not include all of the required documentation cannot be validated, and will be returned to the applicant.
Application form for Export Certificates
Certificate of Pharmaceutical Product (English) (French)(Spanish)
Certificate of free sale
Statement of Licensing Status of Pharmaceutical Product
Certificate of a Pharmaceutical Product Explanatory Notes in English