RAPS recognizes that the current situation in Ukraine impacts our members and customers on many levels. If you are directly impacted by the current situation in the region and are challenged to meet your deadlines or obligations to RAPS, please reach out to raps@raps.org so that we can defer those challenges. Your health and safety are paramount to us.

Regulatory Focus™ > News Articles > Global Harmonization: Achieving New Levels of International Cooperation

Global Harmonization: Achieving New Levels of International Cooperation

Posted 01 June 2008

In recent decades, great changes in the world economy, together with expanded working relationships among regulatory agencies around the globe, have resulted in growing interest in international harmonization of regulatory requirements. Increased international commerce, opportunities to enhance public health through cooperative endeavors and the scarcity of government resources have resulted in efforts by regulatory agencies in different nations to work together to develop standards and harmonize their regulatory requirements. Such harmonization enhances public health protection and improves government efficiencies by reducing both unwarranted, contradictory regulatory requirements and redundant applications of similar requirements by multiple regulatory bodies. Harmonization facilitates cooperation in regulatory activities.1


© 2022 Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society.