The quality of a veterinary medicinal product must always be guaranteed in order to prevent any danger to the health of humans, animals or the environment. The quality must also be guaranteed after the veterinary medicinal product has left the factory. Therefore, licence requirements have been drawn up for the storage, transport and delivery of veterinary medicinal products. These requirements apply to both the wholesaler and the retailer.
This part of our website is not up-to-date. The Veterinary Medicines Regulation has been in effect since 28 January 2022. The final national veterinary medicinal products legislation is not published yet. As soon as the final national veterinary medicinal products legislation is published, the Dutch web texts will be updated. Once these are ready, they will be translated into English. This will take some time. Therefore, check our website regularly for any updates.
You can also outsource the storage, transport and delivery of veterinary medicinal products.
Outsourcing the storage, transport and delivery of veterinary medicines is allowed under certain conditions. If, as a distributor, you want to make use of a storage facility for which a licence has already been granted (warehousing), you should apply for a separate licence for the delivery of veterinary medicinal products. If the storage or delivery (transport) is outsourced to third parties, you should first specify the responsibilities concerning storage and transport conditions and delivery in advance in a written contract. The transporter does not have to apply for a licence in that case.
If the trade is ambulant, in which the storage and delivery takes place from a means of transport, this storage must comply with the applicable licence requirements.