From 01 September 2019, eCTD Format For Dossier Submission Will Be Mandatory For The Health Canada

Health Canada has been accepting regulatory activities in eCTD format since 2004. Now Health Canada will accept dossiers in eCTD format only from 01 September 2019 for the following applications. (more…)

Submission of an updated Risk Management Plan (RMP) to TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) Australia

TGA has updated RMP for the sponsors of prescription medicines and biologicals making applications to enter or vary Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) entries.

Therapeutic Goods Administration has provided form to be submitted along with updated RMP.

Use this form when submitting an updated RMP after regulatory approval. This form should be submitted in module 1.0.1 and the updated RMP in module 1.8.2.


Jordan Food & Drug Administration (JFDA) started eCTD submissions

Moving towards to the paperless submission of dossier, JFDA has started accepting submission in eCTD format

Following the same all initial marketing authorization submission from 01.03.2019, need to be submit in Jo-eCTD format. For other submission types an announcement will be published later (a Baseline for already approved marketing authorisations will be required)

Jordan (JO eCTD) Module 1 eCTD Specification current version 1.0.2.

Please visit JFDA’s website at for the further reference.

ESG upgraded its Pre-Production WebTrader application

ESG upgraded its Pre-Production WebTrader application to 2.0 version, which is also known as Phase 2 release.

Upcoming ESG 2.0 – Phase 2 Release

EU Module 1 eCTD Specification

The EU Module 1 eCTD Specification has been subsequently updated from version 3.0.1 to version 3.0.2 respectively.

The following aspects are addressed:
1. Due to an update of the EMA procedural guidance regarding documents displaying tracked changes in PDF format inside an eCTD sequence the following sentence was deleted:
“An exception to this rule is in the provision of either product labelling or risk management plan documentation in the Centralised Procedure, where the tracked changes version of the document in PDF format should be placed inside the eCTD, alongside the clean, non‐tracked version.”

South Africa: MCC releases updated Module 1 eCTD specification and validation criteria

The MCC of South Africa has released updated versions of Module 1 eCTD specification and validation criteria (version 2.0 and 2.1 respectively).

FDA’s Requirements for eCTD Submissions

eCTD is the standard format for submitting original applications, amendments, supplements, and registration changes to FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) and Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER).

FDA Delays eCTD Requirements for Master Files

As per guideline released on friday, FDA announces delay in submission of DMF in eCTD format until 5th may 2018

New version of the Guideline on eSubmissions for Veterinary Products

The new version of the Guideline on eSubmissions for Veterinary Products – version 2.4 together with eSubmission Validation checklist – version 2.4 and tools is published.The new VNeeS Guideline, checklist and checker will come into force on 01/07/2016.


EU-EMA is transitioning to a compulsory usage of the eAFs

New versions of the electronic Application Forms (eAF v. are now available. The version v. of the eAFs can be used from 30 November 2015 and will replace the current version of eAF v. 01.18 after a transitional period on 11 January 2016.