Lebanon

v. 15 – Q3 2020

Market Executive Summary Lebanon is implementing Trace and Trace serialization to align with the Emerging Global Standard (EGS). This implementation is being done to enable traceability of pharmaceutical products in the supply chain in an effort to increase patient safety and prevent counterfeiting. This has been mandated by the Ministry of Public Health.

The scope of this implementation will include all pharmaceutical products imported, manufactured, and sold in Lebanon, excluding free medical samples and IV fluids. As of Q2 2020, labeling requirements have been released and are documented below. The database to upload and retain product information and transaction data, MediTrack, has been introduced and begun to be rolled out.

Key Dates
  • December 2022: 2D DM with Batch Variable coding required (original date 1-July-2018) for locally manufactured medicines
  • January 2020: Expected aggregation and reporting requirements but not yet announced
  • December 2019: 2D DM with Batch Variable coding required (original date 1-July-2018) for imported medicines
  • January 2019: From this date, any pharmaceutical product that does not hold the 2D Matrix Barcode is not allowed to be imported

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