It is not allowed for Wholesaler’s Distribution Authorization (WDA) holders to purchase medicines from companies based outside the European Economic Area (EEA) if these medicines were manufactured within the EEA and released by the qualified person of the batch releaser in the EEA, so when the medicines did not leave the EEA physically nor underwent any manufacturing operation in the period between batch release and the purchase from the company located outside the EEA.

A wholesaler may only purchase medicines from other authorized wholesalers within the European Union (EU).If a wholesaler wants to purchase medicinal products  from manufacturers or wholesalers outside of the EU, an import license is required according to art. 12 bis of the medicines law of 25 March 1964.

This clear communication will end constructions with invoices passing by Switzerland for fiscal optimization.

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