The Government has robust plans in place to ensure the highest standards of regulation in the event of a ‘no deal’. We are working with the animal medicines industry to ensure that supplies of veterinary medicines remain available in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.
There is an existing scheme where vets can apply to import veterinary medicines authorised in another country, including EU Member States. This scheme will remain in the event of a no-deal situation.
In future, veterinary medicines authorised by the European Commission (centrally authorised) will not automatically be valid in the UK if we leave the EU without a deal. However, The Government will bring forward secondary legislation to convert all existing centrally authorised products into nationally authorised products on the day we leave the EU. This means that the products can remain on the market for sale and supply in their existing packaging.