(1995; 156 pages)
7.2 Exporting countries
The assessment showed that most, if not all, exporting countries that have accepted the Scheme have not yet standardized the text of their certificates in accordance with the recommendation of WHO. Most of them issue other national certificates rather than WHO-type certificates. In one of the two exporting countries surveyed, export products are not controlled, while in the other country, out of a total of 8200 manufacturers, only 152 meet the GMP requirements.
There were many complaints by importing countries about the signatures, dates, and level of authority on the certificates received from exporting countries.
The certificates issued by exporting countries sometimes lack information on the frequency and magnitude of inspections of manufacturing plants and do not include labelling and product information as approved in country of origin.