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AnimalhealthEurope continues close work with NOAH

31/01/2020

Whilst the UK will cease today to be an EU member, it will remain part of Europe, and AnimalhealthEurope will continue to work alongside our UK member NOAH (National Office of Animal Health) as a strong partner supporting the future of animal health.

Roxane Feller, AnimalhealthEurope Secretary General commented, “During the transition period and into the future we rely on the authorities to keep as aligned as possible in terms of regulatory requirements. Our collective priorities remain: (1) ensuring continued access to animal medicines; (2) maintaining collaboration in the field of transboundary diseases; and (3) encouraging further innovation in the animal health sector by pursuing scientific cooperation.

Dawn Howard, NOAH Chief Executive commented, “As the UK leaves the EU, NOAH will continue to support the health and welfare of all animals as a member of both the European association AnimalhealthEurope and globally, HealthforAnimals. Animal diseases know no borders and it remains ever more important to work closely with our colleagues into the future.

Guaranteeing continuity and ensuring a smooth supply of animal medicines is not only important for the health and welfare of animals and people, but also to ensure a continued supply of safe food for all citizens. This is dependent on access to medicines to keep our animals healthy.

 

Notes for editors:
• Updated Brexit-related guidance for animal medicines companies is available from the EMA’s dedicated page on Brexit.