To learn more about how the Commonwealth assists in trade relations and agreements, MMAs are internationally recognized agreements that most often apply to products and services, for which partner countries agree to recognize each other`s compliance assessments, eliminating the need to double licensing procedures. As part of the partnership between the EAC, Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) and HealthforAnimals, eAC has implemented an initiative to harmonize registration requirements and the veterinary immunology application process in partner countries, leading to mutual recognition. The MRP allows applicants to apply for licences simultaneously in several countries. This allows countries and candidates to use their resources more effectively. MrPR increases the likelihood of a sustainable supply of quality vaccines in the region. The Commonwealth-GIZ partnership also helps BIA to promote MNA for surveyors and lawyers and to create a framework for mutual recognition of academic and professional qualifications. In accordance with Article 11 of the Common Market Protocol (JPC), partner states have committed to mutually recognizing academic and professional qualifications, experience, requirements, licences or certificates issued in other partner states. The partner states negotiated Annex VI The East African Community Common Market (mutual recognition of academic and professional qualifications) Regulations 2011, which define the modalities for the implementation of Article 11 of the CMP. The MRA negotiations and signature under Schedule VI are conducted by “competent authorities” who are a ministry, department, office, institution or agency designated by a partner state to carry out the tasks required by these provisions.
At the 2015 EALS General Assembly, EALS members approved the MRA projects negotiated by Law Societies/Bar Associations and authorized the EALS secretariat to begin consultations with legal profession regulators within the EAC partner states for the completion and signature of the negotiated MRA ACCORD. Council President Nicholas Nesbitt said that although the six Member States had signed the protocol, the work movement had not been implemented, particularly in the specialised areas, because the Member States had not implemented the MRA. To obtain marketing authorization for veterinary drugs, authorization (authorization) from the national regulatory authority is required in each partner state in which the product is to be sold. Until now, it has been a matter of applying for a separate licence in each country. The East African community`s disposition system overcomes this long, resource-rich and often unpredictable process. Finally, the EALS finalized the document, as agreed by the AGs and the national law societies of the partner states, and sought to use and use the same document and to have set it out at the meeting of 18 and 19 February 2017 if all the GAs of the partner states were present.