The framework law of 29th March 2012 contains an adaptation of the tax system to finance the missions of the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products. These changes are in line with the new requirements for pharmacovigilance at the European level. Circulars 588 and 589 provide practical information about it.
Circular 588 (French version), which is for the attention of holders of an Authorisation to Market Medicines (AMM) or those persons entitled to conduct parallel imports of medicines, provides practical information relating to the collection of annual taxes under the new framework law of 29th March 2012, as published in the “Moniteur belge” dated 6th April 2012.
Circular 589 (French version), which is for the attention of persons authorized to supply or provide medicines and also for the attention of wholesalers, wholesaler-distributors and holders of an Authorisation to Market Medicines, gives practical information about the collection of taxes per pack in accordance with the new framework law of 29/03/2012.