Mexico and S. Korea: pharma cooperation agreement

Regulatory Affairs in Latin America

On Tuesday 11th March 2014, the COFEPRIS, Mexico’s regulatory authority, and the South Korean Ministry of Health and Wellbeing, through their representatives, signed a collaboration agreement on matters of regulatory affairs for drug products, cosmetic products and medical devices.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the COFEPRIS headquarters in Mexico by the head of the COFEPRIS, Commissioner Mikel Arriola, and the Deputy Minister of Health Policy of South Korea, Choi Younghyun. Also present in the meeting were the South-Korean Vice-Minister of Food and Drug Safety, Jang Byungwon, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Relations and of the pharmaceutical industry of South Korea, and officers of the Mexican Ministry of Health.

The goal of the agreement is to reinforce the technical and scientific cooperation for the benefit of the health of both countries’ populations. The authorities also agreed to work on international cooperation and pharmaceutical innovation to boost their respective…

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