VTS has obtained various certificates:
All VTS activities are ISO 9001:2015 certified. ISO 9001 is an international standard for quality management. With this certification, we show that we are able to meet customer requirements, applicable laws and regulations and the requirements of the organization itself.
The ISO 13485 standard ensures European harmonization of the regulations for the quality during transport and storage of medical devices. By obtaining this certificate, we demonstrate that our services (transport and storage) meet the requirements of our customers and the legal requirements that apply to medical devices.
The wholesale license is mandatory for the supply of medicines that have been imported within the EEA (European Economic Area; the EU Member States plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). With this license, medicines may be stored at VTS for longer than 72 hours.
The GDP certificate stands for ‘Good Distribution Practice’. After inspection by the ‘Inspectie Gezondheidszorg en Jeugd (IGJ)’, we have obtained the GDP certificate. The confirmation that the product safety and quality of medicines are consistently guaranteed at VTS.
Manufacturing and Import License (MIA) and GMP
The Manufacturing and Import License (MIA) is for companies involved in manufacturing and/ or importation activities for medicines (importing means sourcing medicines from outside the EEA (European Economic Area; the EU Member States plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is a quality assurance system for the human and veterinary pharmaceutical industry. We have obtained both the MIA license for secondary packaging and import of pharmaceutical products as the GMP certificate.
TAPA TSR en FSR
TAPA’s Trucking Security Requirements (TSR) are designed to protect products transported by road and improve driver and vehicle safety. The TSR specifies the minimum acceptable security standard and the methods to be used to maintain those standards. The Facility Security Requirements (FSR) help protect theft-sensitive products that are stored or processed in, for example, warehouses and distribution centers. Part of our fleet is TAPA-TSR level 1 certified, the highest level for the safe transport of your valuable products.
AEO-C customs simplifications
This is a license to simplify Customs procedures. By obtaining this license, our clients and we are entitled to a number of legal facilities and associated benefits, such as fewer physical checks and priority at custom checks.
In our warehouse we have a customs warehouse where goods from outside the EU can be stored. No import duties are due on this.
We have a temperature-controlled safe for the safe storage of opiates and we have an Opium exemption for category 1 products. This allows us to store all medicines that fall under the Opium Act.