The parties to VICH

Founding members

The principle parties to VICH are regulatory and industry organisations from the 3 VICH regions. The 6 parties to VICH and members of the steering committee are:

  • European Union
    • European Commission and European Medicines Agency (EMA)
    • AnimalhealthEurope representing industry
  • USA
    • US Food & Drug Administration – Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and US Department of Agriculture – Center for Veterinary Biologics (USDA/CVB)
    • US Animal Health Institute (AHI) representing industry
  • Japan
    • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (JMAFF)
    • Japanese Veterinary Products Association (JVPA) representing industry

Standing Members

The following regulatory and industry organisations are standing members (previously Observers) to the VICH process:

  • Australia
    • Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)
    • Animal Medicines Australia (AMA) representing Industry

  • New Zealand
    • New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries
    • Animal and Plant Health New Zealand representing industry

  • Canada
    • Health Canada (HC) - Veterinary Drugs Directorate (VDD) and Canadian Center for Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) - Veterinary Biologics Section (CCVB) (1)
    • Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI) (1) representing industry

  • South Africa
    • Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA), South Africa (1)
    • South African Animal Health Association (SAAHA) (1) representing industry

  • United Kingdom
    • Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD)
    • National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) representing industry

Associate Member

  • WOAH: World Organisation for Animal Health


  • HealthforAnimals, Brussels, Belgium

Summary of the composition of the steering committee (and number of seats)

Members of the Steering Committee

European Union  USA  Japan
European Commission (1)
EMA (1)
AnimalhealthEurope (2)
AHI (2)

JVPA (2)


Observers to the Steering Committee

New Zeland  Canada  South Africa
United Kingdom
AMA (1)

MPI (1)

Health Canada (1)
CAHI (1)



VMD (1)
NOAH (1)

Associate Member

WOAH (1)