Gu­jarat ex­pe­dites pharma li­cens­ing

BioSpectrum (India) - - POLICY AND REGULATORY NEWS -

Gu­jarat govern­ment has re­duced the du­ra­tion for grant­ing li­censes for new phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal units by 60 days. Sim­i­larly, the govern­ment has also re­duced the time taken for grant­ing new per­mis­sion and re­new­ing ex­it­ing ones for sale of medicines in the state. New per­mis­sion for sale of medicines have also been re­duced to 30 days from the ear­lier 45 days and the re­newal of ex­ist­ing per­mis­sion for sale have been re­duced to 30 days from the ear­lier 70 days.

This de­ci­sion from the state govern­ment comes as more and more phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal units are ap­proach­ing the state govern­ment to open new units.

The num­ber of pro­ject pro­pos­als sub­mit­ted to Gu­jarat’s Food and Drugs Con­trol Ad­min­is­tra­tion for green-field projects or ex­pan­sions of ex­ist­ing ones have risen three fold post-GST. The move is also ex­pected to help the state govern­ment pro­mote it­self as a pharma hub dur­ing the up­com­ing Phar­mac In­dia 2017 event that is sched­uled to be held on Novem­ber 7-9, 2017.

In 2016, Gu­jarat had slipped to third spot be­hind Andhra Pradesh and Te­lan­gana in the ease-of-do­ing-busi­ness rank­ing pre­pared by the World Bank and Depart­ment of In­dus­trial Pol­icy and Pro­mo­tion

(DIPP).

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