Afaquim

AFAQUIM, Manufacturers' Association of Pharmaceutical Chemistry groups and represents the set of manufacturing plants of Active Principles and Intermediate Pharmacists (API), of which 30 companies belong to AFAQUIM. This sector has a turnover near 1.500 million Euros and an export of about 1.000 million Euros.

In spite of the world competition in prices, specially of the developing countries, the sector has answered with quality and service and supports a constant line of growth superior to five per cent per year. Spain is the third European country in importance in the production of pharmaceutical raw materials, very over his industrial position in the set of nations.

The main successes achieved by AFAQUIM in these years, in his labor of defense of the interests of the sector and acting directly or across the groups in which it takes part, they have been:

 

General Area

  • ENHANCE OF THE IMAGE OF THE SECTOR
    • PRESS, MAGAZINES, TV, RADIO
    • COMMITMENT OF PROGRESS and COMMUNICATION
    • OPEN DAYS
    • EXPOQUIMIA
    • CPHI
    • GREEN CHEMISTRY
  • STATISTICS OF THE SECTOR
  • WORK SAFETY (COASHIG)

 

Fiscal Improvements

  • EXEMPTION SPECIAL TAXES TO ALCOHOLS
  • TAX RELIEF OF ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTMENTS
  • TAX RELIEF OF INVESTMENTS IN I+D
  • LEGISLATION ACCOMPANIMENT NATIONAL BUDGETS

 

Environmental

  • NEGOTIATION OF EUROPEAN DIRECTIVES
    • BAT 
    • IPPC 
    • WATERS 
    • VOCs
  • AGREEMENTS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL DEPARTMENT (CATALONIA)
  • STATE and AUTONOMOUS ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION
  • INCINERATION and DUMPS SPECIAL RESIDUES
  • SALMUERODUCTS
  • LOCAL TAXES’S NEGOTIATIONS ABOUT WATER, RESIDUES and INCINERATION

 

Commercial

  • SUBSIDIES FOR PROMOTION
    • ICEX/COPCA 
    • COMMERCIAL TRIPS, MISSIONS, ONUDI
  • COLLABORATION WITH ASCHIMPHARMA TO DEVELOP CPHI (Conference on Pharmaceutical Ingredients)
  • RESTRICTIONS TO THE FREE TRADE - CONTROL OF DUMPING
  • COMMERCIAL AFAQUIM DOSSIERS (PAPER and INTERNET)
  • APIs's EUROPE ORGANIZATION
  • REACH

 

Quality

  • NATIONAL COMMISSION OF THE ROYAL PHARMACOPOEIA
  • CERTIFICATIONS GMP FOR EXPORT (Spain is one of few European countries where GMP's certifications are issued by the Ministry of Health, in spite of an inspection department does not exist)
  • FOUNDATION Activate Pharmaceutical Ingredients Committee
  • PARTICIPATION IN THE DMF EUROPEAN
  • PROMOTION OF THE CEP/COS
  • PARTICIPATION IN THE GUIDES ICH FOR GMP in API
  • CONTINUED FORMATION and FORCEM

 

It helps to I+D

  • DEVELOPMENT OF THE NATIONAL PLAN OF FINE CHEMISTRY
  • PILOT PLANT FOR FINE CHEMISTRY
  • NATIONAL PLANS OF INVESTIGATION DESIGN
  • PREFERENCE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS

 

Industrial property

  • TO PROLONG THE FREE PATENT SITUATION OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT AND SIGNATURE OF THE AGREEMENT OF PATENT IN PROFITABLE CONDITIONS
  • TO DELAY IN THE APPLICATION OF 5 YEARS OF EXTENSION OF THE PATENT
  • FOUNDATION European Generic Asociation

 

Political

  • RECOGNITION BY AUTHORITIES AS A MANAGERIAL GROUP OF REFERENCE
  • PARTICIPATION IN MANAGERIAL ORGANS OF THE CHEMICAL FEDERATIONS
  • PARTICIPATION IN NEGOTIATION OF AGREEMENTS OF CHEMISTRY
  • PREVIOUS CONSULTATION OF SPANISH LEGISLATION
  • LOBBY IN STRASBOURG and BRUSSELS
  • CONTACT MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT and AUTHORITIES