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cooperation and contacts

In order to achieve its mission APIC is in regular contact with national- and intergovernmental bodies, such as:

  • European Commission (EC)
  • European Medicines Agency (EMEA)
  • European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines (EDQM)
  • US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Pharmaceutical Inspection Cooperation Scheme (PIC/S)
  • and mostly through the EFCG: the European Parliament (EP)


In addition APIC seeks to coordinate the representation of the interests of its members with other related industry associations, such as:

  • European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)
  • US Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA)
  • European Generic medicines Association (EGA)
  • International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council (IPEC)
  • International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH)
  • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
  • US Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA)
  • European Association of General Public Specialties (AESGP)
  • Japan Pharmaceutical Trade Association (JAPTA)
  • The European Association for Bioindustries (EUROPABIO)

APIC participates in and contributes to conferences, round tables and workshops dedicated to APIs and intermediates in order to monitor developments and present the views of APIC. Since 1998, APIC has been organising the annual “APIC/CEFIC European Conference on Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients”, which has developed into the number one conference in Europe on GMP- and RA aspects of APIs and intermediates.