Pharmaceutical legislation; import authorisation and certificates for tissues and certain tissue preparations
The importation of tissues / tissue preparations from a third country is subject to authorisation.
Tissue in the sense of § 1a number 4 of the Transplantation Act or tissue preparations in the sense of § 20c paragraph 1 sentence 1 or sentence 2 of the German Medicines Act (AMG) may only be imported with a permit. The decision on the granting of permission is made by the competent authority of the Land in which the operating site of the importing tissue establishment is located, in consultation with the competent higher federal authority (Paul Ehrlich Institute).
The permit can be applied for informally by e-mail to the competent government.
- Government of Upper Franconia: responsible for the administrative districts of Upper Palatinate, Upper Franconia, Middle Franconia and Lower Franconia.
- Government of Upper Bavaria: responsible for the administrative districts of Upper Bavaria, Lower Bavaria and Swabia.
The requirements result from § 72 b AMG.
The notification shall be made informally to the competent government.
The statutory processing period is 3 months at the longest. The period begins to run when all documents and information are complete.
Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.
A fee of between € 200 and € 20,000 is set on the basis of the administrative effort and time involved and the importance of the matter for the applicant (according to the schedule of costs - tariff no. 7.IX.8/ tariff item 6.4 and 6.5). This also includes expenses for necessary site inspections by our pharmaceutical officials (according to the schedule of costs - tariff no. 7.IX.8/ tariff item 6.9).
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