ANVISA has reduced the average authorization time by 165 days
According to the latest survey conducted by the Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA), the average time for any petition related to permits is 45 days. In September 2012 it was 210 days, so this is a reduction of 165 days.
The time reduction is the result of a series of actions taken by ANVISA over the past two years, including the use of computerized systems for the granting of Operating Permits (AFEs) of pharmacies and the simplification of rules for companies in a single standard published last year in the resolution RDC 16/2014.
In addition, a change in the Law 9.782 / 1999 also contributed to a large reduction of deadlines. The average terms for granting AFEs and Special Authorizations (EA) for companies, pharmacies and drugstores fell by more than five months in the last two years.
The main objective of these measures taken by ANVISA is to optimize its workforce on the most relevant activities.