Company Operation Authorization

Company Operation Authorization

 What is it?

The Company Operation Authorization (AFE) is the second regulatory step for the success of your business. It is a document issued by ANVISA to prove that the company is authorized and qualified to perform its functions.

To obtain the Company Operation Authorization (AFE), we offer all the support for the process with ANVISA, directing all the steps in a simple way, reducing costs and eliminating bureaucracy. Click on the link and ask for your budget.

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What is ANVISA?

ANVISA (National Health Surveillance Agency) is an agency linked to the Ministry of Health. Its purpose is to protect the health of the population, being responsible for the inspection and monitoring of products and services subject to Health Surveillance, as well as control of ports, airports, borders and customs enclosures.


Who does this service apply to?

Companies that wish to manufacture, distribute, store, transport, import or export medicines or pharmaceutical supplies also need a Company Operation Authorization (AFE).

Company Operation Authorization (AFE) is mandatory in several sectors of products subject to VISA:

  • Health products (materials and equipment),
  • Cosmetics,
  • Medicines,
  • Diagnostics for in vitro use,
  • Hygiene products and perfumes,
  • Foods,
  • Sanitizing and cleaning products.
  • Tobacco

Main activities that need Company Operation Authorization (AFE):

  • Manufacturing;
  • Distribution;
  • Import;
  • Export;
  • Warehousing;
  • Specifications on the Anvisa Operation Authorization for Drugstores
  • (To obtain the Anvisa Operation Authorization for Drugstores and Pharmacies, in addition to the regular Company Operation Authorization (AFE), Special Authorization is still required.)
  • Operating Permit Specifications for Carriers
  • (If the company is going to carry out controlled medications, the Special Authorization is also required.)

What are the costs involved in obtaining
a Company Operation Authorization (AFE)?

To request Company Operation Authorization (AFE), first, it is necessary to define the size of the company through its annual profit, formulate the petition with ANVISA and collect the contractual fee. The costs involved can change for each company.

If there are no requirements, the approval will be published in the Federal Official Gazette (DOU). Just wait for publication to see if your Company Operation Authorization (AFE) has been approved by ANVISA.

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