Cutting red tape in licensing pharmacies decreed

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Luanda – Angolan president João Lourenço directed the scrapping of requirement of eight documents and three procedures previously mandatory for obtaining the authorisation to perform pharmaceutical activities in the country, Angop learnt Tuesday.

This is contained in Presidential Decree No. 202/21, of 26 August, stating that the move is part of SIMPLIFICA 1.0 Project as part of the State reform underway in the country

The Decree directed the scrapping of requirement for the Technical Opinion of the Municipal Health Department, Criminal Registration Certificate and the Commercial Registry Certificate.

The measure includes the copy of the Tax Identification Number, the technicians' employment contract, the Habitability Certificate, the Statistical Registration Certificate and the Commercial Permit.

The move also covers the extension of period of validity of the License to Exercise Pharmaceutical Activity from 2 (two) to 5 (five) years, and the elimination of the requirement that imposed a distance of 500 meters between two pharmacies.

The Presidential Decree instituted the integrated procedure that imposes the joint inspection of the Health, Commerce and Fire Departments in the act of licensing a Pharmacy, eliminating the inspection model in which each of the sectors intervened separately at different times.

This is contained in Presidential Decree No. 202/21, of 26 August, stating that the move is part of SIMPLIFICA 1.0 Project as part of the State reform underway in the country

The Decree directed the scrapping of requirement for the Technical Opinion of the Municipal Health Department, Criminal Registration Certificate and the Commercial Registry Certificate.

The measure includes the copy of the Tax Identification Number, the technicians' employment contract, the Habitability Certificate, the Statistical Registration Certificate and the Commercial Permit.

The move also covers the extension of period of validity of the License to Exercise Pharmaceutical Activity from 2 (two) to 5 (five) years, and the elimination of the requirement that imposed a distance of 500 meters between two pharmacies.

The Presidential Decree instituted the integrated procedure that imposes the joint inspection of the Health, Commerce and Fire Departments in the act of licensing a Pharmacy, eliminating the inspection model in which each of the sectors intervened separately at different times.