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The agreement on cooperation in fight against the address of counterfeited medicines

of November 14, 2008

The governments of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States which further are referred to as with the Parties

attaching special significance to providing the population with effective, safe and high-quality medicines in necessary amount and assortment,

understanding that the address of counterfeited medicines poses serious health hazard and to welfare of the population of the states of the Parties,

considering need of acceptance of urgent measures for the prevention, identification and suppression of the address, including export and import, counterfeited medicines for the states of the Parties,

recognizing feasibility of enhancement of the regulatory legal acts regulating drug circulation in the states of the Parties

based on recommendations of the World Health Organization about fight against the address of counterfeited medicines,

being guided by the commonly accepted rules of international law, international treaties, the legislation of the states of the Parties, agreed as follows:

Article 1

Subject of this agreement is the cooperation of the Parties in fight against the address of counterfeited medicines.

Article 2

The cooperation of the Parties concerning fight against the address of counterfeited medicines, including against their export and import, within this agreement is performed in the following main directions:

holding the approved actions for fight against the address of counterfeited medicines, including when carrying out controlled deliveries;

harmonization of the regulatory legal acts regulating drug circulation according to international standards, including with recommendations of the World Health Organization;

exchange of information about the applied methods of concealment and masking of counterfeited medicines during the transporting and sale, and also about methods of their identification;

information exchange, exchange of legislative and other regulatory legal acts of the states of the Parties;

development of methodical recommendations about quality control of medicines and to identification of counterfeited medicines;

development of methodical programs for preparation and retraining of personnel for work in the sphere of quality control of medicines and fight against the address of counterfeited medicines;

rendering the mutual scientific and technical and advisory aid concerning fight against the address of counterfeited medicines;

assistance to implementation of modern technologies of protection, including protective marking of the medicines and techniques of their use allocated for suppression of the address of counterfeited medicines;

holding scientific and practical conferences, seminars and symposiums on topical issues of fight against address of counterfeited medicines.

Article 3

Each other shall inform the parties on the facts of identification and distribution of counterfeited medicines, methods of protection of medicines and techniques of confirmation of authenticity of medicines.

Article 4

Counterfeited medicines are liable to destruction according to the legislation of the state of the Party in the territory of which they are revealed and/or are.

Each of the Parties shall inform on the facts of destruction of counterfeited medicines other Parties, the producer specified on counterfeited medicine and also the state from which territory this counterfeited medicine was imported.

Article 5

The parties within three months from the effective date of this agreement determine the competent authorities responsible for its realization and inform on it depositary.

Article 6

The parties independently incur expenses which will arise during the course of performance them this agreement, within the financial resources which are annually provided in national budgets to the competent ministries and departments on accomplishment of their functions if in each case other procedure is not approved.

Article 7

Provisions of this agreement do not affect the rights and obligations of the Parties following from other international treaties which participants are the states of the Parties.

Article 8

The matters of argument arising in case of application or interpretation of provisions of this agreement are permitted by consultations and negotiations between concerned parties.

Article 9

This agreement becomes effective from the date of its signing, and for the states which legislation requires accomplishment of the interstate procedures necessary for its entry into force, - from date of delivery on storage to depositary of the notification on accomplishment of the mentioned procedures.

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