How To Verify GMP Certificates?

Why To Verify GMP Certificates First?

Nowadays it is very important to verify certificates provided by chemical suppliers.

Without verifying them before the import can be, sometimes, disastrous.

we shared a story in another blog about this disaster.

Though most of the suppliers are honest and give you real certificates, it is better for chemical importers to verify them to be safe, no?

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1. How To Verify Chinese GMP Certificates

In case you don’t know what GMP is, GMP means Good Manufacturing Practice.

All pharmaceutical-related products are required to be produced under GMP Guidelines.

Verifying Link No. 1: China CFDA Website Search Interface (Search API In English Or Chinese): 

Let’s search one API ‘bacitracin’ from NCPC Huasheng, We enter ‘bacitracin’ into the searching box and click Enter you will see the interface below:

There you can compare the Manufacturer’s Name and API on the SFDA website with the name of the GMP certificate on your hand. Please note, that all Invalid and canceled GMP won’t be shown here.

Verifying Link No.2: Center for Drug Evaluation (Search API In Chinese Only): this is the web for APIs/Finished formulations under Evaluation, not fully certified yet. (2019.10.30 still blocked)

If you can not find the corresponding GMP on the SFDA website, try verifying Link No 2, please note: Keywords can only be searched in Chinese.

We also search the Chinese Name of Bacitracin (杆菌肽), You will see the interface below:

2. How To Verify EU GMP Certificates

CEP Supplier Verifying Link:

The interface of the link above is as below:

Let’s search Bacitracin and click Enter, the interface is as below:

As you can see, there are only 2 European GMP Manufacturers enlisted in the EDQM system:

Xellia pharmaceutical and Krka d. d.

We tried to search bacitracin zinc, it turned out to be no results shown as below.

But we clearly saw from above that Xellia has EU GMP for Bacitracin Zinc.

3. How To Verify ISO Certificate

ISO Verifying Link:

The ISO verification interface is as below:

Please note the following points:

1. You can type Chinese characters only.

2. The keyword is No Less Than 5 Chinese Characters.

3. You can either search Iso No or Applicant Name.

We entered 华北制药华胜 (NCPC Huasheng)into the search box and clicked Enter, the interface as below: (there is a captcha)

Click 确认, you will see the interface below:

Click on the company name, you will see a similar captcha as below:

After the captcha, you see the interface below, green buttons mean ISO Valid, and grey buttons mean Invalid or expired.

Of course, NCPC Huashen also has ISO Expired, we can drag the page down, and you will find their ISO certificates expired shown below:

ISO expired for ncpc huasheng

So now you should know how to verify an ISO certificate from a supplier, the key is to learn to type Chinese. If you have any difficulties in verifying, we will help you for free.

4. How To Verify USFDA Certificates:

First Check: the FDA Certificate Verifying Link:

Secondly check: The search Interface of Establishment Registration & Device Listing on the FDA website

Through those 2 links, you will verify if your supplier is registered with the FDA.

The 3rd useful link is the DMF data for the USUMF lookup.

Click on the first link you can see the interface below, there are detailed procedures to verify an FDA certificate for different parties, and the FDA would require you to register first, it is kind of more complicated than the other 3.

Anyway, if you have any difficulties verifying anything, please contact us, and we will do it for you for free.

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5. How To Verify TGA Certificate

TGA is the Australian FDA that issues Australian GMP certificates for any suppliers who want to distribute their pharmaceutical products in Australia.

You can verify a TGA certificate through ARTG Search.

Let’s say that you want to verify whether your supplier ‘Alphapharm Pty Ltd’ gives you a genuine certificate for its minoxidil products, you click on the verifying link above and you see the following interface:

After you type in minoxidil and click on the search button, you will see the searching results below:

You will have 15 results matching minoxidil and you find that Alphapharm is indeed a TGA-registered supplier.

If you have not found any results for Alphapharm, then you will know the certificate in your hands is fake.

In case you have any difficulties verifying any certificate, feel free to contact us at any time.

6. How To Verify Chinese Veterinary GMP

Customers were asking us how to verify Chinese veterinary GMP, so we listed the details below.

But to verify the Vet GMP, you must know some Chinese, as all the interfaces of the government website are in Chinese.

You can verify the Chinese Veterinary GMP Certificate through the Website of The National Veterinary Drug Basic Information Database.

Below is the interface after you click on the link above

If you click on the first folder in the drop-down menu on the left side, you are in the veterinary manufacturer data folder.

From there you can search by manufacturer name, veterinary drug permit number, and GMP number to verify.

The interface is something like below:

verifty veterinary GMP by manufacturer data

Of course, you can click all the folders on the left to verify the information in your hand, and see if they are consistent by comparison.

If you have any difficulties using the database due to the Chinese characters, you are welcome to contact us for help.

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