Fees and product types Veterinary Medicinal Products Unit

Overview of product types and fees of the Veterinary Medicinal Products Unit.

MEB payment conditions

Pursuant to the Medicines Act, a fee is owed for the processing of every application, regardless of the course of this process. The fee for the processing of an application is owed by the applicant at the time of submission of an application. For each marketing authorisation that is maintained, the authorisation holder is liable to pay a recurrent fee on an annual basis.

For payment of the fee for the processing of an application for a (parallel) marketing authorisation, the applicant will receive an invoice once the application has been received. With regard to the annual fee, the authorisation holder will receive an invoice - for the fee owed - in March or April of that year.

In summary, the payment process of the MEB is as follows. The amount stated on the invoice must be paid within 30 days. Once this period has expired - and the fee has not been paid yet - you will be summoned to pay the amount on the invoice within 30 days. If the invoice has not been paid after this period, the MEB will transfer the invoice to a debt collection agency.

The payment process of the MEB is as follows:

  • The term for payment of your invoice is 30 days.
  • You must transfer the amount stated on the invoice to bank account number
    NL11 INGB 0705003485 in the name of CBG/MEB in Utrecht (Swift code / BIC: INGBNL2A). Always state the payment reference (invoice number and debtor number) with your payment.

Notice of default: If we have not received full payment from you within 30 days of the date on the invoice, we will send you a reminder (payment reminder). This is considered a notice of default. The MEB retains the right to suspend the processing until the full amount of the invoice has been credited to the MEB bank account.

Reasonable period of time: The payment reminder gives you a further opportunity to pay us the amount on the invoice within 30 days.

Default: If we have not received full payment from you within 30 days of the date on the payment reminder, you will have defaulted on the payment.

If you have not paid the amount on the invoice (in full) after the notice period, you will have defaulted on the payment and the MEB will engage a debt collection agency to recover this amount.

All legal and/or extra-judicial costs, including legal interest, related to the recovery of the invoiced amounts will be charged to you.

Your payment will first go towards reducing the recovery costs, then towards reducing the interest and finally towards reducing the principal debt.

If the unpaid invoice relates to the annual fee and you have defaulted on the payment, the MEB can suspend the marketing authorisation.

Year-end withdrawals

Withdrawal requests per 31 December (the year-end withdrawals) must be received by the Veterinary Medicinal Products Unit (VMPU) on 15 December 2019 at the latest, in order to go into effect per 1 January 2020.

A withdrawal request that is not received in time, will be handled after 1 January 2020. This means that the annual fee for 2020 will apply.