BREXIT - What's Changing for Life Science Product License Holders-Manufacturers and What you Need to do Right NowDecember 1, 2020 - CA US
Overview: The United Kingdom submitted its' notification on 29 March 2017 to withdraw from the European Union. This means that unless a withdrawal agreement establishes another date, all EU primary and secondary Laws cease to apply to the UK from 30 March 2019 going forward. The UK, by definition would become a "third country". Preparing for the withdrawal doesn't just involve the Healthcare Authorities, but every manufacturer and /or license holder of a pharmaceutical, biologic, medical device or combination product in the UK and EU. Marketing Authorization holders of centrally authorized or mutually authorized [MRP /DCP] product licenses for pharmaceuticals and biologics along with CE-marked medical devices for human or veterinary use will have legal repercussions when the UK exits the EU. While there is still considerable uncertainty in a withdrawal agreement, there is now enough known about the likely implications that manufacturers and license holders need to start making plans NOW, so they don't find themselves in Non-Compliance with the new legal framework.