the Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) fears, according to a media report, in the case of a disordered Brexits supply problems for important medical products.

Among other things, it comes to so-called In-Vitro-diagnostic medical devices, with which, for example, blood donations for diseases like HIV will be tested. “I fear that in Germany at the latest by mid-April 2019 the care of patients with blood products could be compromised,” he warned in a letter to the EU Commission, the “Handelsblatt”.

Many European manufacturers have allowed their medical products in the UK. In the case of an EU-exit of the country without the agreement of the British institutes certificates issued in the EU, invalid.

“In an unregulated Brexit is without the understanding of practical procedures assume that tens of thousands of medical products lose their formal transport capacity in the EU-27 and thus on the European market no longer available”, cited the sheet from Spahns letter. He suggests, therefore, among other things, to provide a transitional period of twelve months, in the concerned manufacturers their products under conditions more likely to sell.

dpa