If a dossier is recommended, the CRS contacts focal points in each Member State to initiate the marketing authorization process.
It shares relevant dossier documentation, including assessment reports, and if requested, makes the full dossier available.
The intent is for this stage to be accelerated and in general Member States typically request four items: 1) completion of an administrative application form, 2) submission of the CRS assessment report and certificate of recommendation, 3) payment of user fee, and 4) identification of an importer.
The goal is to turn the CRS recommendation into a lawful marketing authorization in CARICOM countries within 60 calendar days.
The CRS uses Memorandums of Understanding between CARPHA and the individual Member States to facilitate this process, however some countries have elected to develop fast track processes that recognize the CRS recommendations independent of the Memorandums of Understanding.
For more information on specific requirements and other related information (such as lists of importers, where available), please contact the CRS. The CRS recommends that applicants submitting dossiers begin the process of identifying an importer as soon as possible so that there is no delay upon any recommendation for marketing authorization.
Note that currently only 6 countries that conduct Marketing Authorization:
- Trinidad and Tobago