Import and export of medicines
The import and shipment of pharmaceuticals and blood products to Austria are regulated by the Austrian Medicines Import Act (AWEG). The scope of the law is determined by the uniform European customs tariff nomenclature and covers those goods through customs tariff numbers which are listed in the customs tariff under the terms 'medicinal product' and 'blood product'. The Austrian Federal Office for Safety in Health Care (BASG) is responsible for processing applications and handling notifications within the scope of the AWEG.
BASG issues certificates of pharmaceutical products according to the criteria and process defined by WHO for export to non-EEA countries.