Europe says Israel and Brazil can ship APIs without having to certify them

Two more countries have been deemed by the European Commission to have high enough manufacturing standards to receive waivers from certain rules for their API imports. The European Commission said last week that it had added Israel and Brazil to the list of countries whose APIs are considered equivalent and don't have to have each API batch inspected by their regulators and authorized. The rules were enacted in 2012 by the EC to help protect against substandard products getting into production. The two countries join the U.S., Switzerland, Japan and Australia as the only countries approved so far. Notice (PDF) | More