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Abbreviations of pharmaceutical regulatory authorities and acronyms (manufacturing capabilities)

ANSM   French National Agency for Medicinal and Health Product Safety
ANVISA   Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency
ASN   Nuclear Safety Authority for E-beam
CNCA   Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China
COFEPRIS   Mexican Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risk
DQS   Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Zertifizierung von Management Systemen
EDQM   European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines
FMHACA   Ethiopian Food, Medicine and Healthcare Administration Control Authority
FSSC   Food Safety System Certification
GCC   Middle East and North African Gulf Cooperation Council
GFDB   Ghana Food and Drugs Board
GMP   Good Manufacturing Practice
GRA   German Regulatory Authority
HACCP   South African Hazardous Analysis and Critical Control Point (SANS 10330)
HPB   Health Protection Branch (Canada)
ICHA   Ivory Coast Health Authority
IGZ   Dutch Health Authority
INVIMA   Colombia National Food and Drug Surveillance Institute
IRA   Israeli Regulatory Authorities
ISO   International Organisation for Standardisation
KFDA   Korean Food and Drug Administration
Kℓ   Kilolitre
KvH   Kilo vessel hours
LAsD   Local vs Federal Agencies
LRA   Libyan Regulatory Authorities
MCAZ   Medicines Control Agency of Zimbabwe
MCC   South African Medicines Control Council
MHRA   United Kingdom Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency
MOH – DRC   Ministry of Health – Democratic Republic of Congo
MOH – IC   Ministry of Health – Ivory Coast
NAFDAC   Nigerian National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control
NDA   Ugandan National Drug Authority
NZ RMP   New Zealand Risk Management Programmes
OHSAS   Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
PIC/S   Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention and Pharmaceutical Cooperation Scheme
PMDA   Japanese Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Agency
PMPB   Malawian Pharmacy, Medicines and Poisons Board
PPB   Kenyan Pharmacy and Poisons Board
TFDA   Tanzania Food and Drug Authority
TGA   Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration
TRA   Turkish Regulatory Authority
UHT   Ultra-high temperature
US FDA   United States Food and Drug Administration
WHO   World Health Organisation
ZAMRA   Zambia Medicine Regulatory Authority