The Joint Assembly brings together Parliamentarians from ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) and EU states. During a meeting in Brussels in November 2010, these states adopted a resolution calling on developing countries to create action plans against falsified medicines and for the European Union to strengthen “existing instruments” and “develop new, appropriate mechanisms” to fund and strengthen these efforts.
During the European Development Days, the Secretary General of the ACP Group of States, Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, said “we must create the necessary infrastructure in our States and our state agencies to intercept these falsified medicines at our borders. The ACP-EU Cotonou partnership agreement stated that the ACP and the EU must cooperate to improve health systems, nutrition networks, and harmonize consumption policies to better protect consumer health. Funds were therefore set up. We hope to continue this partnership to continue fighting more effectively against falsified medicines.“
On March 2011, during the meeting of its Committee on Social Affairs, the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly held a hearing to listen to the Fondation Chirac address the topic of falsified medicines.
|On the European Parliament website: Louis Michel’s questions on the traffic of falsified medicines within the ACP / EU framework|