DTTAS

However, in cases where UK ‘leading authorities’ conduct risk assessments, examinations, approvals and authorisation procedures under Union law, a leading authority in an EU-27 Member State will need to take over from the UK authority from the withdrawal date (i.e. 29 March 2019).

UK leading authorities currently provide product authorisations for certain medicines, pesticides, biocides, chemicals (REACH) and plant varieties. The Commission has begun engaging EU-27 technical experts to seek to ensure that product authorisation processes transfer from UK leading authorities in the smoothest manner possible.