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If you run a business in the Netherlands that packages, labels or prepares medicines or has these prepared, you require a manufacturer’s permit (in Dutch). This also applies if you import medicines from outside the European Economic Area (i.e. the EU plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein).
If you have a wholesale business in medicines in the Netherlands, you require a wholesale permit (in Dutch). This permit is mandatory for purchasing and delivering medicines in countries within the European Economic Area. You can obtain the permits from Farmatec, which falls under the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS).
In the Netherlands, if you work with blood products or intermediate products, you may need a blood products permit (in Dutch). You can apply to Farmatec for this licence.
Tissue and organ banks (in Dutch) or donor testing laboratories (in Dutch) in the Netherlands may require a licence or approval. This depends what they do with the human tissue. You can apply to Farmatec for this licence or approval.