28 June 2006, Lubeck, Germany
(held in conjunction with the 10th GHTF Conference, 26 - 30 June 2006)
1) The Special Meeting of the Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP) was held on 28 June 2005 at the Musik und Kongresshalle (MUK), Lubeck, Germany, from 1300 - 1600 hrs (Lubeck time). The Meeting was held in conjunction with the 10th Global Harmonization Task Force (GHTF) Conference and was chaired by the AHWP Chair, Datuk Dr M S Pillay, Deputy Director-General (Research and Technical Support), Ministry of Health Malaysia.
2) This Special Meeting mainly discussed the updates on;
i) the work program that has been agreed at the 10th AHWP Meeting in
Malaysia in November 2005; and
ii) the preparation for the 11th AHWP Meeting in Seoul, Korea.
3) The Chair welcomed and thanked all representatives from Member Economies as well as the observers from GHTF Founding Members for attending this Meeting.
He was very pleased to note the good support as demonstrated by the large turnout in this Meeting. He then thanked Mr Jeffrey Gren (US Department of Commerce) and the organizer of the GHTF Conference for making the arrangement for this Meeting.
4) The Chair then stressed the importance of the participation and commitment of Member Economies in the harmonization effort. He believed with the active participation and strong commitment of Member Economies, AHWP can harmonize faster. He then reiterated that in the harmonization effort, AHWP should not "re-invent the wheel" and should adopt and adapt the works of GHTF.
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