Withdrawal of a marketing authorisation veterinary medicinal product

If you wish to withdraw a marketing authorisation for a veterinary medicinal product, you must submit a signed written request stating which product (name + REG NL) you wish to withdraw and as of when (date).

This written request can be submitted using the contact form.

Delivery timeframes following withdrawal of a marketing authorisation

Neither Regulation 2019/6 nor the national legislation do not stipulate a permitted timeframe for supplying a veterinary medicinal procedure once its marketing authorisation has been withdrawn at the request of the marketing authorisation holder.

The following national policy agreement applies to veterinary medicines authorised via the national, decentralised or mutual recognition procedure:

Following the publication of the decision to withdraw the marketing authorisation in the Veterinary Medicines Information Database:

  • the manufacturer is no longer allowed to manufacture (including batch release of) the veterinary medicinal product;
  • wholesale suppliers may continue to supply existing stock of previously released batches featuring unchanged product or dossier information to retailers until (shortly before) the end of the shelf life.

Other suppliers, such as veterinarians and/or the retail trader, are prohibited from delivering veterinary medicinal products for which the shelf life has expired, to animal keepers, as laid down in article 3.2(1), item b of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2022. By extension, the same rule applies to animal keepers when using the veterinary medicinal product.