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Role of Non-governmental Organizations

The Government of Canada regards non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as valuable resources and actively consulted with them when designing Canada's Access to Medicines Regime.

NGOs can continue to play a role in the Regime. Where an NGO has the permission of the government of an eligible importing country, it may enter into a sales agreement with a Canadian manufacturer for the purchase of pharmaceutical products on the country's behalf.

In such a case, the importing country is still required to make the appropriate notification to the Next link will take you to another website World Trade Organization (WTO) or the Next link will take you to another website Government of Canada of its intention to import a drug or medical device under the Regime. The NGO may not make the notification on the country's behalf.