Recent Developments

The Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (the “TİTCK”) recently announced that following a four-year evaluation and inspection process, it became a member of the Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (the “PIC/S”).

What the Membership Means

The PIC/S is a convention founded by the pharmaceutical inspection authorities from various countries; it is the most reputable and recognized pharmaceutical inspection committee. Membership to PIC/S is subject to a detailed and strict inspection process. Switzerland, the USA, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Canada, Japan and Australia are among the member countries to CIP/S. The TİTCK’s membership to the PIC/s will enable worldwide recognition of the TİTCK’s inspections and inspection findings. The quality and safety of the medicines produced in Turkey will be globally recognized and may aid in overcoming the technical difficulties preventing the medicines produced in Turkey from reaching the global market.The TİTCK’s membership to the PIC/S will be effective as of January 1, 2018

Conclusion

Four years of detailed evaluation has finally yielded a positive outcome: Turkey was chosen as a member of the most reputable international pharmaceutical inspection committee. This membership will certainly facilitate the export process for pharmaceutical products produced in Turkey.