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Memorandum 2022 van BAPIE (Belgian Association of Parallel Importers and Exporters)

Memorandum 2022 van BAPIE (Belgian Association of Parallel Importers and Exporters)

INLEIDINGBAPIE (vzw) is de beroepsvereniging van parallelle invoerders, uitvoerders en distributeurs van geneesmiddelen in België. Deze 'short range' groothandelaars hebben een beperkt assortiment geneesmiddelen in voorraad, die ze heel goed kennen omdat ze voor elk van die geneesmiddelen een vergunning voor het in de handel brengen hebben verkregen - niet te verwarren met groothandelaars-verdelers, die het hele assortiment geneesmiddelen in voorraad hebben in hun winkels zonder vergunning voor het in de handel brengen. BAPIE werd opgericht in 2012 en viert in 2022 haar tiende verjaardag. Tot haar leden behoren de meeste ondernemingen die op dit gebied actief zijn. Hun activiteit…
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Mémorandum 2022 de la BAPIE (Belgian Association of Parallel Importers and Exporters)

Mémorandum 2022 de la BAPIE (Belgian Association of Parallel Importers and Exporters)

INTRODUCTIONLa BAPIE (ASBL) est l’association professionnelle qui regroupe les grossistes importateurs, exportateurs et distributeurs parallèles de médicaments en Belgique. Ces grossistes « short range » ont en stock une gamme limitée de médicaments mais qu’ils connaissent bien puisqu’ils ont obtenu pour chacun d’entre eux une Autorisation de Mise sur le Marché - à ne pas confondre avec les grossistes -répartiteurs, qui stockent toute la gamme des médicaments en leur magasin sans aucune AMM. La BAPIE a été créée en 2012 ; elle célébrera en 2022 ses dix ans d’existence. Ses membres englobent l’essentiel des sociétés actives dans ce domaine. Leur…
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PHARMA BOARDROOM interviewed Tanguy Schmitz, President of Belgian Association of Parallel Importers & Exporters (BAPIE)

PHARMA BOARDROOM interviewed Tanguy Schmitz, President of Belgian Association of Parallel Importers & Exporters (BAPIE)

Tanguy Schmitz, president of the Belgian Association of Parallel Importers & Exporters (BAPIE) outlines some of the recent work that the parallel distribution industry to ensure the supply of medicines across Belgium and Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic, rebuffs some of the negative stereotypes that the industry has garnered, and explains the vital role that BAPIE plays in defending the interests of parallel importers and exporters in Belgium.The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of the healthcare value chain, with some EU Member States banning parallel exports of certain “essential” drugs. How are BAPIE’s members adjusting to the current extraordinary times?As…
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PHARMA BOARDROOM interviewed Tanguy Schmitz – President, Belgian Association of Parallel Importers & Exporters

[siteorigin_widget]","after_widget":"</div>","before_title":"","after_title":"</h3>","widget_id":"widget-0-0-0"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]If the restrictions to parallel trade were always justified, limited in time and scope, and properly implemented, no countries would experience the negative effects of exports, while all countries could experience the benefits of imports. This is the healthy parallel trade ecosystem we are advocating for.- Tanguy Schmitz -The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of the healthcare value chain, with some EU Member States banning parallel exports of certain “essential” drugs. How are BAPIE’s members adjusting to the current extraordinary times?As Belgian citizens wanting to provide an active contribution to this extraordinary crisis, our members have offered their purchasing…
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Fight against medicine shortages – #FillTheGap

When a medicine shortage occurs, patients — our loved ones — are the ones most affected. Parallel distribution can help fill the gap.  How? Say Belgium has a shortage. Parallel distributors fill the gap by taking surplus from other EU countries and delivering it to Belgium. Without this process, patients miss out on the medications they need to live a healthy, happy life. Parallel distribution means delivering medicine to the people who need it! Help #FillTheGap to support an open EU market for medication.
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Belgian Constitutional Court annuls medicines export ban law of 7 April 2019

With the law of 7 April 2019, the Belgian legislator provided for a de facto export ban of medicines with a view to counter medicine shortages in Belgium. On 18 July 2019, the Belgian Constitutional Court already suspended the relevant provisions of the law of 7 April 2019. On 17 October 2019, the Court now also annulled the relevant provisions, stating that the current legal framework (if enforced) already provides for sufficient guarantees to avoid shortages of medicinal products on the Belgian market. Therefore the Court ruled that the provisions of the law of 7 April 2019 providing for a…
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Constitutional Court suspends medicines export ban law of 7 April 2019

With the law of 7 April 2019, the Belgian legislator provided for a de facto export ban of medicines with a view to counter medicine shortages in Belgium. In a first judgement, the Belgian Constitutional Court acknowledged that the law is prima facie in breach with Articles 10 en 11 of the Belgian Constitution, read in conjunction with Articles 34 to 36 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union, thereby considering that the current legal framework (if enforced) already provides for sufficient guarantees to avoid shortages. A final judgment on the annulment of the law is foreseen…
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