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OIE is asked to lead a Special Task Force on VICH future activities

Since its official creation in April 1996, the VICH (International Cooperation on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Veterinary Medicinal Products) provides a forum for a constructive dialogue between regulatory authorities and the veterinary medicinal products industry on the technical requirements for product registration in the EU, Japan and the USA.

The VICH has been initially established under the auspices of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

At its 14th Steering Committee Meeting which was held on 12-13 May 2004 in Tokyo, alongside with the development of new guidelines, it was decided to prioritise the updating of the thirty two already implemented guidelines.

During this meeting it was also decided that the OIE would assure the Presidency of a Special Task Force to finalise the strategies for the future activities of VICH, particularly in the field of a world wide harmonisation of regulations for registration of veterinary medicinal products, vaccines and other biological products.

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