The MEB's Veterinary Medicinal Products Unit (VMPU) handles and assesses applications and issues production, distribution and marketing authorisations for veterinary medicines. The VMPU issues a recommendation to the Ministry of LNV via the Veterinary Medicines Board (CRD). In the Netherlands the Minister of LNV is responsible for the marketing authorisation of veterinary medicines. VMPU is also tasked with monitoring the adverse events of veterinary medicines, granting trial exemptions for veterinary medicines and feed additives and issuing batch approvals for veterinary vaccines, export certificates and authorisations for wholesale and retail trade.
The Dutch representatives on the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) and in the CMDv (Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures (veterinary)) work within the VMPU. The number of procedures has remained stable throughout the years.