What Are Mutual Recognition Agreements

MAs are trade agreements that aim to facilitate market access and promote greater international harmonization of compliance standards while protecting consumer safety. This would make life much more difficult for British manufacturers, as they would be forced to have products certified by EU authorities before they could export them to the continent. The European Commission`s approach to the UK`s ripper is different from the one it has negotiated with other countries. The Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) between the FDA and the European Union allows drug inspectors to rely on information from drug inspections conducted within each other`s borders. Under the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act, enacted in 2012, the FDA has the authority to enter into agreements to recognize drug inspections by foreign regulatory agencies if it determines that those agencies are able to conduct inspections that meet U.S. requirements. . . .