Animal drugs industry is an industry of high added values that is expected to show consistent growth following the increased meat consumption, number of livestock breeding sites and pet market expansion
According to the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act and the special provisions in the Medical Devices Act, animal drugs and animal medical devices are managed under the jurisdiction of MAFRA
The MAFRA operates the laws while the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency gives manufacturing and importing permits and manages safety such as setting up standards, and local governments manage distribution and sales
Improvement in management system of animal drugs
Introduction of testing institution designation system to secure reliability and to establish verification system for safety and validity of animal drugs, etc.
Obligation of completion of education course for manufacturing manager to reinforce manufacturing, importing and distributing management (8 hours/year) and provision of criteria for declaration of import businesses and distribution management
Provision of grounds to establish safe usage standards for animal quasi-drugs and disease control agents such as insecticides and disinfectants, etc.
Expansion of prescription only substances (97 types → 133 types) to prevent abuse of animal drugs
Implementation of comprehensive support for animal drugs
Securing excellent manufacturing facilities of international standards by supporting (loans) new construction of manufacturing facilities
Providing operating funds (loans) necessary for exporters to purchase ingredients and export
Supports to participate in exhibitions to pioneer into overseas export markets, international exchange of information, dispatching market pioneer groups and overseas export marketing
International cooperation forum, etc. to vitalize animal drugs industry
(Applicable Laws) Pharmaceutical Affairs Act, and Medical Devices Act
(Enforcement Decree) Decree on Standards of Facilities of Manufacturing, Importing and Sales Industries of Animal Pharmacy and Animal Drugs
Enforcement Rules) Rules for Handling Animal Drugs, etc., Safety Management Rules for Animal Diagnosing Radiation Devices
(Notifications and Orders or MAFRA) Animal drugs monitoring methods, regulations on designation of animal drugs testing institutions, regulations on items declared at Korea Animal Health Products Association and regulations on designation of prescription only animal drugs, etc.