Knowledge assessment for pharmacist or pharmacy technician Prior to registering with the National Pharmacy Council, each pharmacist and pharmacist technician must sit for a knowledge assessment by the Council and pass at a score of at least 70% for written exam and 70% for the interview. Examinations are conducted twice a year, in February and September. The schedule is advertised 10 days prior to the written exam date.
Registration of a human medicinal productA company intending to manufacture, import or export a human medicinal product must apply for a certificate of medical product registration, issued by Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority. A separate application must be submitted for each medicinal product with different active ingredients, strengths, and dosage forms, site of manufacture or proprietary names.
Import visaA visa in terms of import control is a stamp marked on the applicant's proforma invoice by national authorities of the country to indicate that the applicant's import documents have been verified and medicines detailed on the proforma invoice have been granted permission to enter the country.
Obtain import licenseAn import license is a certificated import permit addressed to the importer after complying with the import requirements. It confirms the list of imported products and helps to clear them from customs.
Clearance of pharmaceutical products at Nemba border (simplified declaration)Dutiable goods with customs value not exceeding Frw 500,000 may be cleared using simplified declaration. Customs simplified declaration is registered and assessed by Customs officers in order to facilitate small cross border traders declaring small consignments at the borders, bus terminals or post offices.
FULL PROCEDURE VIEW - FOR A FIRST TIME TRADER
Full procedure for import of pharmaceutical productsThis procedure sequentially compiles the licenses, permits and clearance steps to be fulfilled by a registered business owner importing a consignment of pharmaceutical products of more than Rwf 500,000 of value, for the first time into Rwanda, via Gatuna border.