The Food and Drug Administration formally joined the interim management committee of the International Union of Drug Regulators

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Nov 16,2020

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With the approval of the State Council, the Food and Drug Administration formally joined the Interim Management Committee of the International Union of Drug Regulatory Authorities in June 2015 and participated in related work.

The alliance is a brand-new international cooperation mechanism positioned at the level of the heads of national drug regulatory agencies. The purpose is to strengthen strategic planning, innovate regulatory methods, improve the management efficiency of international cooperation, and make effective use of existing international cooperation actions. Resources, promote drug regulatory cooperation, promote the convergence of regulatory mechanisms for the entire life cycle of drugs, and provide capacity-building support for drug regulatory agencies in various countries. At present, there are 13 countries and regions drug regulatory agencies including China, Canada, Ireland, the United States, Brazil, the European Union, Italy, the Netherlands, Singapore, Japan, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom in the alliance's interim management committee.

Formally joining the Interim Management Committee of the International Union of Drug Regulatory Agencies will help the General Administration to learn from the successful experience of international drug regulation, understand and master international rules and standards, improve the international level of drug regulation, and promote the overall improvement of my country's drug regulatory work. At the same time, it will also help the General Administration to further play an active role on the multilateral diplomatic platform, strive to make good use of multilateral resources, and carry out regulatory cooperation in the strategic priority areas of concern to strive for more benefits for my country.

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