Mutual Recognition Procedure (MRP) and Decentralised Procedure (DCP)

Updated 07 September 2018
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The Danish Medicines Agency is actively taking over a number of MRP/DCP authorised medicines as Reference Member State (RMS) in connection with the UK's exit from the EU. The Danish Medicines Agency still welcomes taking over an additional number of products and is also ready to accept DCP RMS applications for marketing authorisation.

Companies will not be charged a fee for changing the RMS.

The EU has agreed the following criteria that companies must fulfil to change the RMS:

  • Denmark must already be the CMS in the concerned procedure
  • All ongoing regulatory procedures where UK is the RMS (e.g. variations, applications for renewal of marketing authorisations, etc.) must be closed before a switch can take place.

In connection with requests for time slots with Denmark as the RMS, the Danish Medicines Agency will naturally be available to answer Brexit-related questions on the use of the reference medicinal product and the possibility of using bioequivalence studies that have already been conducted. The Danish Medicines Agency refers to the information published by the CMDh and the CMDv, which addresses the factors that marketing authorisation holders must consider in connection with Brexit.

Any requests for change of Reference Member State to Denmark or questions thereto should be sent to the e-mail: Send an email

For human products, please use the "Template for RMS change" published by the CMDh.

We will be treating requests according to the ‘first come, first served' principle.