How to verify GMP/CEP/ISO/FDA/TGA Certificates Online?

Nowadays it is very important to verify certificates provided by chemical suppliers, without verifying them before import can be, sometimes, disastrous. we will share a story in another blog of this disaster. Though most of the suppliers are honest and presenting real certificates, it is better for chemical importers to verify them to be safe, no?

1. How To Verify Chinese GMP Certificate:

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 interface below:

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

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

http://www.cde.org.cn/yfb.do?method=main (2019.10.30 still blocked)

If you can not find corresponding GMP in 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 below interface:

We also shoot a video on how to verify China GMP online, please click to check.

2. How To Verify EU GMP Certificate:

CEP Supplier Verifying Link:

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 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:

ISO verification interface is as below:

Please note: 1. Chinese Only 2. Keyword  is No Less Than 5 Chinese Characters 3. You can either seach Iso No or Applicant Name.

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

Click 确认 , you will see the interface below:

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

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

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

ISO expired for ncpc huasheng

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

4. How To Verify USFDA Certificate:

Firstly Check: FDA Certificate Verifying Link:

Secondly check: Search Interface of Establishment Registration & Device Listing on FDA webiste

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

Click on the first link you can see the interface below, there are detailed procedures to verify an FDA certificate for different parties, and FDA would require you to register first, it is kind of more complicated than other 3, anyway, if you have any difficulties to verify anything, please contact us, we will do it for you for free. Find us by tech@octagonchem.com

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 to verify any certificate, feel free to contact us any time.