Authorised Representation, Sponsorship & Distribution Management
In most jurisdictions, regulatory agencies insist on product licenses being held by a legal entity domiciled within the market – typically a registered company. The local entity is usually known as a Market Authorisation Holder, Authorised Representative or Sponsor. It takes responsibility for the product in the market, files regulatory submissions and conducts communications with the regulator on behalf of the manufacturer.
Brandwood CKC offers authorised representative services in multiple markets. This is more than an administrative solution – we take care of the entire regulatory process and provide complete professional management of on-going compliance so that you can focus on building your business.
The selection of representative/license holder is critical to the orderly continuation of supply.
Distributors are focused on sales and marketing and many don’t have the regulatory skills and capacity to manage product compliance. If a distribution contract is terminated, then the original distributor can cause disruption to continuity of supply and delay the transfer of sponsorship to the new entity. This may even force the supplier to obtain a completely new regulatory approval with substantial interruption to business.
As a specialist market representative, we take responsibility for the regulatory compliance and provides the interface with regulatory authorities. This provides the peace of mind of professional management of regulatory compliance, while distribution arrangements can be independently structured for maximum commercial benefit.
At a Glance:
Distributor regulatory support