India DGFT Update: iVEDA portal to replace DAVA portal

(An Official publication of PharmaSecure)

The DGFT barcoding requirement initially talked about putting a 2D Data matrix encoded with the required information and in human-readable form on the Secondary packaging level (including mono cartons) and a 1D linear barcode on the Tertiary packaging level.

However, Public Notice No. 52/2015-2020 dated the 05 January 2016 specified specific dates of implementation of the parent-child relationship for all manufacturers/exporters as below:

A one-time exception was granted to all manufacturers/exporters, that they were exempted from maintenance of parent-child relationship in packaging and its uploading on the central portal ( till 31.03.2016.
After 31.03.2016, the exemption was removed and all maintenance of the parent-child relationship in packaging and its uploading on the central portal ( became mandatory.

It is to be noted that the complete responsibility on the correctness, availability, and completeness of the data lies with the manufacturer/exporter.

As per the new directive, Pharmaceutical exporters in India will now have to implement the Track and Trace system. The Central system will be changed from DAVA to iVEDA (Integrated validation of exports of drugs from India and its authentication) portal from 01.10.2020.

To register in the central portal (IVEDA), Manufacturers and Merchant exporters need to visit the IVEDA website ( click here to visit iVEDA) and register. Once registration and verification are done, approval will be done Pharmexcil and the user can see the dashboard. Every company will have a profile in the iVEDA portal.

The new update also states different requirements for GS1 and non-GS1 pharmaceutical manufacturers and exporters

Another addition to the update was that Veterinary products will also be now included under DGFT barcoding requirements.

In the coming days, more updates and clarifications regarding iVEDA portal are expected to be released.

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