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Lack of enforcement of pharmaceuticals regulations affecting UK exports to South Africa

in South Africa

Trade barrier summary

The lack of enforcement of registration rules and regulations for medicines and medical devices is affecting UK exporters in this sector to South Africa; the lack of enforcement, combined with the country’s procurement process allows for cheaper, unregulated products to enter the market, creating unfair competition for UK businesses.

Sectors affected

  • Healthcare services



Date reported

25 August 2020

Last updated

18 December 2020

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