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Public consultation on draft Legal Notice on Veterinary Medicinal Products (Amendment No 4) Regulations 2020


From: Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights
Animal Health and Welfare Department)
​Published: 31 July 2020
Running till: ​14 August 2020
​Last Updated: ​18 September 2020


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Original Consultation

1.        Background​

The Legal N
otice intends to address unregulated areas in the retail, distribution, manufacture and use of veterinary medicinal products. Regulating these areas is deemed as important to honour the commitments that Malta has with EU/International institutions that have the collective aim of safeguarding animal and human health. The changes allow Malta to regulate and control better veterinary medicinal products, including antimicrobials. Malta can therefore meet the objectives of the National ‘Strategy and Action Plan for the Prevention and Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Malta 2020 - 2028.

The changes are aimed also at creating a level playing field for businesses in this area while increasing predictability and certainty. This will provide the right and fair environment for industry and related professions to flourish.

2.        Consultation Questions

The Animal Health and Welfare Department is kindly requesting the public to review the draft Legal Notice and provide its views/suggestions on the regulations, particularly on any issues that may contribute to the fight against the rising threats of antimicrobial resistance. 

Please be informed that submissions will be published on the webpage of this consultation at the end of the scoping phase. The lead Ministry has sole discretion upon the publication of comments.

Received contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published on the Internet, unless the contributor objects to the publication of his/her personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his/her legitimate interests. In this case the contribution may be published in anonymous form. Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account.  Any objections concerning the publication of personal data should be sent to the service responsible for the consultation on the following email address:

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In addition, please be aware of:
·         Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (Chapter 496)
As we are a public authority all documents we hold, including documents related to this public consultation process, may be released following a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act (Chap. 496), unless such request may be subject of an exemption arising from the same Act.​

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