The eTACT project, the EDQMs’ anti-counterfeiting traceability service for medicines was launched. Ukraine became the first country to ratify the Medicrime Convention and the 38th Member of the European Pharmacopoeia Convention and the Republic of Guinea and Singapore received observer status. The ISO 9001:2008 certificate was extended to cover the management of the elaboration, revision, correction and suppression of European Pharmacopoeia texts, their publication in printed and electronic format, as well as their distribution.
On 24 June 2011, The EDQM signed a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of the People's Republic of China (SATCM) and its National Key Institute of TCM Quality Control (NKI-TCM).
The ISO 9001:2008 certificate was extended to the market surveillance of finished medicinal products and issuance of guidelines for the release of human immunological and blood derivative medicinal products.
Memorandums of Understanding are signed with the National Institute of Food and Drug Safety Evaluation (NIFDS), Korea Food and Drug Administration, and the Chinese National Institute of Food and Drug Control (NIFDC), respectively.
The EDQM takes over responsibility for the establishment, preparation, storage and distribution of WHO International Chemical Reference Substances (ICRS).