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Confidentiality agreement between the two regulatory authorities confirms Anvisa’s recognition on the international scene.

Anvisa’s International Partnerships

Anvisa has a tradition in international articulation, with active participation in the most important global forums on regulatory convergence. The Agency also maintains permanent dialogue with the main regulatory authorities, both bilaterally and multilaterally (in the World Health Organization – WHO and in the Pan-American Health Organization – PAHO).


The Agency is the only authority from a developing country to integrate the Executive Committee of the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA), which gathers the world’s main regulatory agencies. It is also a member of the Steering Committee of the International Council for Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH), a forum that brings together regulatory authorities and pharmaceutical industry associations to discuss technical and scientific aspects of drug registration.


Anvisa signed on last Monday (February 22nd) a confidentiality agreement with the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Through this agreement, the two regulatory authorities established the commitment and conditions for sharing non-public information involved in their regulatory acts.  

The act formalizes the cooperation that has strengthened over the past years between the agencies. In May 2020, Anvisa and EMA signed an ad hoc commitment to exchange confidential information related to products to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. This commitment has enabled important bilateral and multilateral technical dialogues. From now on, with the broad confidentiality agreement, technical cooperation extends to all areas of activity of both agencies.

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