Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil) updates its database

The Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil) has recently updated and added regulatory data for Ayush products of five more countries to its database. The data base consists of regulatory information of the countries like specified guidelines for application for registration of traditional, herbal medicines and food dietary supplements; their requirements for labeling of products; new fees and charges etc. For further enhancing exporters confidence, they are also putting the details of application form required by certain countries for foreign manufacturers good manufacturing practices (GMP) inspection.

The Council has already made available details of the process adopted in five countries, namely Tanzania, Philippines, Ghana, Canada and Bahrain. Based on the response received from members, the Council has compiled information on regulatory and registration procedures for herbal and Ayush products for another five countries, namely Kenya, Kuwait, Pakistan, Oman and Cambodia. With this addition, the Council has till now developed an extensive database on regulatory procedures from 10 countries along with various schemes of government of India meant for promoting exports of herbal and Ayush products.

Dr P V Appaji, director general of Pharmexcil informed that based on the proactive response from all the stakeholders, his office has also started the process of assimilating relevant information on the other important export destinations as well to support the industry and ease their troubles.