The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) has made great strides in harmonizing regulations and creating a common market for medicines and medical devices among its member countries. As representatives summed up during a recent video conference, major progress has been achieved from 2020-2024. However, some key challenges remain in fully implementing unified standards.
Highlights of Achievements of EAEU
Over the last several years, the EAEU has:
- Adopted over 100 legal acts to enable supranational registration
- Worked out all procedures for including pharmaceuticals in the EAEU register
- Settled issues around bringing registration dossiers in line with EAEU requirements
- Simplified the registration procedure itself
As Viktor Nazarenko, Minister in charge of the EEC’s Technical Regulation pointed out:
“Today we are no longer talking about creating a legal framework, but more about how to make sure that what we have adopted is observed in life.”
By the Numbers:
- Over 4,500 pharmaceuticals now included in the unified EAEU register
- 10,000+ applications still pending
- 80% of applications from Russian manufacturers
Work Still Needed on Implementation
While procedures are in place, actual uptake of the supranational registration system has lagged among some members. Transition to the system is mandated by January 1, 2026.
As Nazarenko noted, attempts by countries to maintain their own registration systems create difficulties:
“The creation of a common market for medicines and medical devices is a very large area of regulation. It is divided into two parts. The first is to achieve a single regulatory system. The second stage is to balance supply and demand in order to develop production in the EAEU countries and cooperation between them.”
Moving EAEU Integration Forward
With the current EEC composition finishing up, leadership will transition to a team headed by a representative from Kazakhstan.
Key priorities going forward include:
- Getting countries to fully adopt unified standards
- Encouraging more applications and participation beyond Russia
- Facilitating cooperation and balanced production across members
- Ensuring barrier-free trade and no duplication of product checks
The EAEU still has work to do, but the groundwork has been laid for a more harmonized system for registering and trading medicines.
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