16 December 2015

As part of increasing the international outreach and inclusiveness of ICH, one of the first points of business was to review the application process for new Members and Observers. More information about the procedure, including application forms, will be published on the ICH website.

The Assembly also encouraged members of the former Global Cooperation Group to take the opportunity to automatically become Observers before 23 January 2016, a privilege provided by the Articles of Association. The Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA) of Brazil, the Pan American Network for Drug Regulatory Harmonization (PANDRH), and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) were welcomed as the first Observers under these new rules.

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