The parties to VICH


The principle parties to VICH are regulatory and industry organisations from the 3 VICH regions. The 6 parties to VICH and members of the steering committee are:

  • European Union
    • European Commission and European Medicines Agency (EMA)
    • International Federation for Animal Health - Europe (AnimalhealthEurope) representing industry
  • USA
    • US Food & Drug Administration – Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and US Department of Agriculture – Center for Veterinary Biologics (USDA/CVB)
    • US Animal Health Institute (AHI) representing industry
  • Japan
    • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (JMAFF)
    • Japanese Veterinary Products Association (JVPA) representing industry


The following regulatory and industry organisations are observers to the VICH process:

  • Australia
    • Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)
    • The Animal Health Alliance (Australia) Ltd.

  • New Zealand
    • New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries
    • Agricultural Chemicals & Animal Remedies Manufacturers' Association of New Zealand (The Alliance/AGCARM) - representing industry

  • Canada
    • Health Canada (HC) - Veterinary Drugs Directorate (VDD) and Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) - Veterinary Biologics Section (CCVB) (1)
    • Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI) (1) representing industry

  • South Africa
    • Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), South Africa (1)
    • South African Animal Health Association (SAAHA) (1) representing industry

  • United Kingdom
    • Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD)
    • National Office of Animal Health (NOAH)

Associate Member

  • OIE: World Organisation for Animal Health


  • International Federation of Animal Health (HealthforAnimals), Brussels, Belgium

Summary of the composition of the steering committee (and number of seats)

Members of the Steering Committee

European Union  USA  Japan
European Commission (1)
EMA (1)
AnimalhealthEurope (2)
AHI (2)

JVPA (2)


Observers to the Steering Committee

New Zeland  Canada  South Africa
United Kingdom

The Alliance/AGCARM (1) Health Canada (1)
CAHI (1)

DAFF (1)


VMD (1)
NOAH (1)

Associate Member

OIE (1)