The market for veterinary medicinal products is not yet a harmonised market in the European Union. A veterinary medicinal product cannot therefore move freely within Europe and must be authorised to place it on the market in the Member States in which it is marketed.
For their use in France, veterinary medicinal products must be granted a European or national marketing authorisation granted by the European Medicines Agency or the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety — Agence nationale du medicinal vétérinaire (Anses — ANMV).
It is possible, for certain uses and under certain conditions, to use in France veterinary medicinal products with authorisations in other Member States.
For veterinary medicinal products, intra-Community trade is import and export operations. Exports, outside the European territory, are referred to as “trade with the Tier Countries”.