Details of Treaty No.026

European Agreement on the Exchange of Therapeutic Substances of Human Origin
Title European Agreement on the Exchange of Therapeutic Substances of Human Origin
Reference ETS No.026
Opening of the treaty Paris, 15/12/1958  - Treaty open for signature by the member States and by the European Union and for accession by non-member States
Entry into Force 01/01/1959  - 3 Ratifications.
Summary

The Agreement aims to ensure mutual assistance between Parties in the supply of therapeutic substances of human origin should the need arise. The expression "therapeutic substances of human origin" refers to human blood and its derivatives.

This Agreement allows those Parties which have sufficient stocks for their own needs to make therapeutic substances of human origin available to other Parties who are in urgent need of them.

The therapeutic substances of human origin are available to the other Parties subject to the express condition that no profit is made on them, they shall be used solely for medical purposes and shall be delivered only to bodies designated by the governments concerned. These substances are exempt from all import duties.

The therapeutic substances of human origin shall be accompanied by a certificate to the effect that they were prepared in accordance with the specifications in the Protocol to the Agreement.

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