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Renewal Reminders: Marketing Authorisations and Veterinary Homeopathic Remedies

This document is to inform you of changes being made to the way you will be sent renewal reminders for Marketing Authorisations (MAs) and Veterinary Homeopathic Remedies (VHRs).

The procedure for sending renewal reminders is changing. Instead of receiving individual renewal reminders for each MA and VHR 9 months in advance, you will now receive 1 reminder at the beginning of the year listing all MAs and VHRs due for renewal in the following calendar year. To start this new process, you will shortly receive a reminder listing all MAs and VHRs due for renewal in 2016.

Thereafter, in January 2016 you will receive a reminder listing all MAs and VHRs due for renewal in 2017. In January 2017 you will receive a reminder listing all MAs and VHRs due for renewal in 2018 and so forth.

Renewal applications should be submitted at least 6 months prior to the date of renewal.

If you do not wish to renew your MA and VHR, please email the VMD at: postmaster@vmd.defra.gsi.gov.uk and put ‘Expiry of an MA’ in the subject line.