13 January 2016

ICH is pleased to welcome the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia as its newest Observer.

ICH has also reiterated its invitation to participants 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. As highlighted at the 5-10 December 2015 Jacksonville meeting, to attend future ICH Assembly meetings and continue participation in ICH activities, including at expert level in the Working Groups, a formal status of either ICH Member or ICH Observer will be required.

TGA joins other ICH Observers who confirmed participation at the time of the ICH Assembly meeting in Jacksonville, Florida in December 2015: 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).