AMP German Cannabis has begun conducting an European Union (EU) Good Manufacturing Procedure (EU-GMP) audit of its supply chain logistics in Germany to ensure that the quality and integrity of pharmaceutical goods during transportation and storage is maintained throughout the supply chain from the supplier to the German patient.
EU-GMP certification is an internationally recognized system that ensures all pharmaceutical goods, including medical cannabis, meets the highest consumer health and safety standards. "In addition to ensuring the suppliers' production and operating processes meet EU-GMP German certification standards, AMP's German pharmaceutical consulting partner will audit AMP's supply chain service providers during the fourth quarter of 2019 to ensure the quality and integrity of the pharmaceutical goods is maintained during transportation, warehousing, handling, testing and distribution," the team with the company explains. "AMP anticipates receiving EU-GMP certification for its supply chain before year-end provided it passes the audit."
AMP anticipates its first imports to Germany will begin during the first half of 2020, where AMP will transport the medical cannabis by air from Canadian international airport to Frankfurt, Germany, where it will be stored in a narcotic storage facility. "Prior to purchasing, AMP tests and inspects the medical cannabis and again when the goods land in Frankfurt, Germany. German pharmaceutical wholesalers who fulfill product to pharmacists that AMP has entered contracts with will be supplied from the narcotic storage center."
AMP has entered into supply agreements to purchase and import to Germany EU-GMP medical cannabis with two Health Canada licensed producers applicants based in Alberta, Canada. AMP anticipates entering into definitive supply agreements once the suppliers have passed AMP's EU-GMP audit and received their sales licence from Health Canada. AMP then arranges for EU-GMP inspection and certification by German State officials.