This document (Guide) is intended to provide guidance regarding good
manufacturing practice (GMP) for the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical
ingredients (APIs) under an appropriate system for managing quality. It is also
intended to help ensure that APIs meet the requirements for quality and purity
that they purport or are represented to possess. In this Guide “manufacturing”
includes all operations of receipt of materials, production, packaging,
repackaging, labelling, relabelling, quality control, release, storage and distribution of APIs and the related controls.