Harmonization of Regulatory Requirements: Centralization in the Benelux Countries

  • Marc Bogaert
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 39)


For more than thirty years, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg have been promoting the free flow of capital, goods, and services across their borders under the Benelux agreement. In keeping with the spirit of this arrangement is the Joint Benelux Service for Registration of Drugs, a step toward the ultimate aim of complete centralization of drug registration in Benelux. At present, the national agencies must seek and abide by the advice of this group when deciding on the marketing application for a drug with an active principle not previously approved.


Active Principle Regulatory Requirement Small Country Free Flow National Agency 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Bogaert
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  1. 1.Heymans Institute of PharmacologyUniversity of Gent Medical SchoolGentBelgium

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