Decentralised Procedure (DCP)

An EU Procedure Type in which the competent authority of the lead country reviews and approves the application. Participating EU member states review the application concurrently and agree to approve the application based on that country’s review. Cannot be used if the product is already marketed in at least one EU country.


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