Japan/EU sign MRA (mutual recognition agreement) for pharma, electricals:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Japan and the European Union have signed a mutual recognition agreement covering electrical equipment and pharmaceuticals, among other product groups. Announcing the deal on April 19, the European Commission said it would lead to a reduction in the cost of certifying products for conformity with the two parties' technical regulations. The EU Council and the Japanese Parliament will need to ratify the agreement, which should come into force in autumn 2001.