With increased consumer spending from a growing middle class, more and more brands are being made available on the African market. There is increasing concern about regulation, especially product safety. Several countries have regulatory systems in place but the policing of product registration remains erratic. Despite this, products must be registered. Failure to observe proper protocols will impact on business.
South Africa, in particular, has a complex regulatory environment. Several laws exist in relation to pharmaceuticals, complementary medicines, food, agricultural products and liquor.
We advise on regulatory issues throughout Africa. Our team provides pre-clearance checks and advice on:
- Advertising and promotional materials
- Packaging, labelling and formulation clearance
- Pharmaceutical regulatory – Medicines Control Council (MCC) matters
contact us for further information.