FROM the beginning of next year exporters of medicinal products will find it easier to sell in Japan following completion of a Mutual Recognition Agreement between that country and the EU.

The deal includes a Good Manufacturing Practice agreement under which both sides will agree to honour each other's testing, certification and approval of products. There is also to be a Good Laboratory Practice deal for chemicals.

"As a result, products can be certified by recognised bodies in the EU to Japanese requirements, then sold in Japan ...

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