Thursday, April 11, 2013

Importing Medicines into India

  • Importing medicines or drugs which nothing but bringing branded name medicines from outside country to marketing in India through legal registration.
  • The various provisions of the Drugs & Cosmetics Rules, thereby introducing a new provision for the registration of the manufacturing premises of foreign drug manufacturer and the individual drugs prior to their import into the country.
  • Under the new dispensation, foreign manufacturers have to apply for registration certificate for their manufacturing premises and the individual drugs to be imported. 
  • The applications can be made by authorized agents of foreign firms in India.
  • The process of receiving import registration can take up to 12 months. Once you have import registration for a drug, you can apply for a simple import license via Form 8 or Form 8A, which is needed for customs clearance.

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