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Procedure NameHabit Forming Drugs/Psychotropic – Import/Export Permit

Habit Forming Drugs/Psychotropic – Import/Export Permit


  • Applicant submits Application Letter with detailed description of the product(s) to MRU
  • MRU approves the importation of habit forming drugs
  • Regional board issues permit for importation/Exportation
  • Trader submits the permit to MRU for trade statistics


Note 2: Definition of all the supporting documents

  • Export/import (Traders) license this is a license issued to Trader/ individual for exporting/importing medicines.
  • Certificate of Pharmaceutical products this is a license approved by Medicine Regulatory Unit (Ministry of Health) from country of origin.
  • Manufacturing License this is a license issued to a medicine manufacturing Company obtainable from Ministry of Trade.
  • Certificate of Analysis this is a certificate that provides laboratory results.
  • Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Certificate this is to certify that the company meets the international standards of manufacturing medicines.
  • International standards organization (ISO) certificate this is a certificate that meets international standards.
  • International Drug Association (IDA) approval this is an approval from international organization for market access.
  • Certificate of Donation this is a certificate that depicts that the supplied products is a donation.
  • Free sale/SADC certificate this is an approval for market access within member states issued by SADC control board.
  • CE (European Conformity) certificate this is an approval for market access within member states issued by….
  • Certificate of registration this is a certificate that the product has been registered and it is in use in the country of origin.
  • Pro-forma invoice - import

The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued ByDownload
Import/Export Certificate for Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances21-05-201421-05-2014Ministry of HealthThis is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measure/s:
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity To
Habit forming drugs/psychotropic import/export permitPermit RequirementMinistry of HealthHabit forming drugs/psychotropic import/export permitN/AThe Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Order 1970 01-01-9999