India is among the biggest countries in the world for the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products. Not only manufacturing but India is also ranking high for pharmaceutical exports in recent years. The Covid pandemic shook the world economy but provided a boost to the pharmaceutical industry and it increased the pharmaceutical export of India by a huge margin. Such growth attracted new entrepreneurs to the pharmaceutical industry but for such establishment and operations, they need to comply with the rules as prescribed for the pharmaceutical manufacturers, importers and exporters.
The exporters and importers cannot perform any import or export without the permission of CDSCO (Central Drugs Standard Control Organization). It monitors and ensures that drug manufacturing companies and importers only deal in standardized safe drugs which further benefits the end consumer. Such standardization and monitoring are extremely necessary because in various circumstances a drug can be fatal to someone’s health. A drug should be safe and stakeholders in the health sector should administer it with due care and diligence.
ADC NOC Full Form
You need to obtain ADC NOC if you are manufacturing, exporting or importing a pharmaceutical drug. Here ADC stands for Assistant Drugs Controller of India and NOC is the abbreviation for No-Objection Certificate. Assistant Controller General acts under the subordination of the Deputy Controller General. CDSCO has divisions in six Zones situated in Ahmedabad, Chennai, Ghaziabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. The Deputy Controller General administers these zonal offices. While the Drugs Controller General of India chairs the CDSCO on the central level.
NOC Given by Assistant Drugs Controller
The Assistant Drugs Controller provides a No-Objection Certificate to the manufacturers, exporters and importers. This NOC from ADC acts as permission granted to the applicant for exporting pharmaceutical drugs. As the ADC governs drug-related matters on behalf of CDSCO in their respective jurisdiction, you can not import or export pharmaceutical drugs without their nod. Apart from the Export NOC, the Assistant Drug Controller also provides a no-objection certificate for the dual use of drugs. In other words, the ADC provides the export license to a defined set of pharmaceutical products in the form of ADC NOC.
Who needs No-Objection Certificate from ADC?
The business entities involved in the import and export of medical drugs need to get this no-objection certificate from the Assistant Drugs Controller of respective zones. The following entities need to obtain NOC from ADC-
- Trade Members