IFAH-Europe has taken note of the initiative taken by the European Commission to address the subject of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the context of the ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations.
IFAH-Europe welcomes the European Commission’s proposal seeking to overhaul EU legislation on veterinary medicinal products. In particular, IFAH-Europe supports the Commission’s objectives aimed at increasing the availability of veterinary medicines, reducing administrative burden, stimulating competitiveness and innovation, improving the functioning of the internal market, and addressing the public health risk of antimicrobial resistance.
The purpose of the Regulation on medicated feed is to harmonise the manufacturing, marketing and use of medicated feed. IFAH-Europe welcomes the proposed Regulation, which is a step in the right direction for much-needed harmonisation across the EU. However, there is a need for improving the Regulation’s provisions.