Company authorisations and registrations

Updated 06 July 2018


We issue company authorisations for the following activities:

manufacture and import of medicines and intermediates

wholesale distribution of medicines within the EU/EEA

handling of euphoriant substances

radiopharmaceuticals in hospitals

conduct of toxicological and pharmacological trials (non-clinical trials)

manufacture of cannabis products

Distribution of medicines outside pharmacies, including:


Companies are required to register the following activities with the Danish Medicines Agency.

Manufacture, import and distribution of active substances

Brokering of medicinal products


Specific guidance, application and registration forms and other relevant information for the different types of company authorisations and registrations are available under their respective areas in the left-hand menu.

Guidelines on activities subject to a section 39 authorisation

In the following guidelines, we describe which activities with active substances, medicinal products and intermediate products that require a company authorisation (section 39 authorisation) or company registration.

Note: On 8 September 2014, we added descriptions of the activities ”Transportation of medicines” and ”Purchase and sale of medicines” as well as an overview of the requirements as to the manufacture, import and distribution of active substances.

Guidelines on activities subject to a section 39 authorisation or a company registration


An application fee and annual fee are charged for certain company authorisations and company registrations.

You can see all the current fees and find links to the rules on fees on the page Fees payable for medicinal products and companies.

One fee is charged for each site (geographical location) where activities take place.

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