The 36th ASEAN Consultative Committee for Standards and Quality – Pharmaceutical Product Working Group (ACCSQ-PPWG) Meeting and its Related Meetings hosted by the Food and Drug Administration was held in Panglao, Bohol, Philippines, from November 6-10, 2023.
Delegates from the ASEAN Member States actively participated in discussions, marking a crucial moment for collaborative efforts in pharmaceutical standards. The meeting focused on improving regulatory frameworks, harmonizing quality standards, and fostering unity in applying the best practices on the regulation of pharmaceuticals across the region.
Key issues included regulatory convergence, mutual recognition arrangements, and strategies to address challenges in the pharmaceutical landscape. The picturesque setting of Panglao facilitated networking, emphasizing ASEAN’s commitment to an integrated pharmaceutical sector.
The outcomes of the meeting were expected to influence the future of pharmaceutical standards in ASEAN, showcasing the region’s dedication to regulatory cooperation, public health promotion, and innovation for the collective benefit of the community.