International Services for Pharmaceutical Wholesalers

What is an international pharmaceutical wholesale for export?

International pharmaceutical wholesalers can submit you a wide range of branded and generic drugs and OTCs if you would like to do pharmaceutical import or parallel import. Only registered pharmaceutical warehouses can run pharmaceutical wholesale. In addition, they must have a license that allows them to import and export medicines.

 

Which License Your German Pharmaceutical Suppliers Must Hold?

According to the EMA (European Medicine Agency), pharmaceutical suppliers must hold GDP (Good Distribution Practice) and most important WDA (Wholesaler Dealer Authorization).

 

What is an international pharmaceutical wholesale and what are the differences from local warehouses?

As you may guess from the title the difference is operation locations. Local warehouses generally procure drugs to the hospitals, pharmacies, and clinics in their region. International pharmaceutical wholesalers procure drugs to hospitals, clinics, the Ministry of Health, warehouses, and trader companies in overseas countries.

Which services international pharmaceutical wholesalers can submit?

1- Procuring branded and generic Pharmaceuticals from their located market.

Every registered wholesalers can supply pharmaceutical products from their market and ship to you.

2- Parallel Import – International outsourcing for your pharmaceutical inquiries.

International pharmaceutical wholesalers can use international sources from various countries to find your pharmaceutical requirement. So wholesalers can find the medicine from different countries and directly parallel import to your company.

3- Pharmaceutical Storage

Not every warehouses submits drug storage service. If your international pharmaceutical wholesaler submits a storage service in their warehouse you can store your medications which is in EU.

GDP and WDA licenses also contain required conditions for quality storaging too. Every European pharmaceutical warehouse must follow and carry out the required conditions of EMA. So naturally, pharmaceutical warehouses can store your medications in their warehouse.

 

Which points you should care before start working with any pharmaceutical supplier?

1- Licenses

Licenses are most important things for pharmaceutical export and import. For exporting pharmaceuticals, exporter warehouse must have GDP and WDA license.

You can quickly check your EU pharma supplier’ license validation via EMA – EUDRA System.

Click here to check supplier licenses.

Especially if you would like to import pharmaceuticals from EU,  you also must have a valid license from your associated authorities.

European pharmaceutical suppliers can be only export pharmaceuticals to the customers who has associated license for importing.

Click here to check an example license;

2- Scope of License

Pharmaceutical licenses splits according to their scope. Wholesaler Dealer Licenses not scope all pharmaceutical products.

Pharmaceutical product lines that needs extensive WDA;

– Oncological medicines

– Blood products and blood medicines

– Narcotic drugs

For instance, your supplier might have a valid WDA from EMA, but they cannot procure narcotic drugs if their license doesn’t scope onology medicines.

3-Custom Clearance for Pharmaceutical Wholesalers

EMA allows you to export pharmaceutical products to another European country without any custom clearance.

If you are a company outside of EU, your European supplier must do custom clearance.

4- Shipping Conditions

There is two step you must follow before importing pharmaceutical products.

Every medicines must be transport according to their storage and transporatation requirements in its smp (summary of product) document. Especially in pharmaceutical export, shipping is most sensitive step. Otherwise, medicines might be spoiled via shipping. Exporter pharma wholesalers should be informed their customer about required transportation conditions of each sold medicines and ship according to this requirements.