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Harmonization and Multilateral Relations Office

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Slide 1: Harmonization Issues:

  • ICH (International Conference on Harmonization for Pharmaceuticals) Global Cooperation Group Regulators Forum
  • VICH (Veterinary Pharmaceuticals) 
  • GHTF (Global Harmonization Task Force - Devices) 
  • ICCR (International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulations) 
  • APEC Regulatory Harmonization Steering Committee 
  • PANDRH (PanAmerica Drug Regulatory Harmonization)

Multilateral Issues:

  • WHO
  • PAHO
  • Codex Alimentarius
  • APEC
  • OECD
  • ISO

Cross-Cutting Issues:

  • Counterfeits
  • Nanotechnology
  • Heparin Contamination
  • PIC/S
  • Standards

Slide 2: Harmonization and Multilateral Relations Office

  • Partner with Global Organization and Regulators to Promote Public Health Worldwide 
  • Continue FDA's engagement in Harmonization Initiatives and Work with Multilateral Organizations 
  • Promote Harmonization of International Standards - Advocate Best Practices 
  • Reach out to other Regulators on the Benefits of Harmonization - Encourage Participation 
  • Collaborate with our OIP Foreign Offices to Understand Critical Issues and Assist in Capacity Building Efforts