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Signing of the IFA supplier contract

IFA’s Supplier Contract, that rules the business relations, is the prerequisite to receiving Pharmazentralnummer (PZN) and for the publication of product data.

The Check List is a guide on how to close the contract and how to notify first publications of product data.

Via postal mail:

Please send the IFA Supplier Contract IFA-Anbietervertrag via postal mail in double with your legally binding signature and date to:

Informationsstelle für Arzneispezialitäten – IFA GmbH
Hamburger Allee 26 – 28
60486 Frankfurt am Main

English translation of IFA Supplier Contract: Please note, this is non-binding English convenience translation of the German IFA Contract. Only the German version is authentic and will be accepted by the IFA GmbH.

By email:

Please send the following documents via email to with a note stating that you have sent the contract to our address in Frankfurt:

  • Excel file for address data Auftragstabelle für Adressdaten or PDF form D Anlage D – Adressdaten including information on your company and a contact person
  • Copy of your company’s trade registry excerpt Handelsregisterauszug or business registration Gewerbeanmeldung
  • Current copy of your company’s Herstellungserlaubnis according to § 13 AMG (obligatory if you produce medicinal products)
  • Current copy of your company’s Großhandelserlaubnis according to § 52a AMG (obligatory if you trade in medicinal products)

After your company’s successful legitimisation, you will receive a confirmation letter containing your IFA Customer ID and the IFA-Anbieter-Nummer (Adress-Nr.) which is used in realtion to verification as so-called MAH-ID.

Order Documents

If you already wish to notify orders for PZN (publication or pre-allocation), you may include those documents Auftragsunterlagen in the above mentioned email to – please include a note stating that you have sent the contract to our address in Frankfurt.

Issuing Pharmazentralnummern (PZN)

Our guidelines Richtlinien für die Zuteilung von Pharmazentralnummern gives detailed information in German on when a PZN may be assigned to a product, a PZN be pre-allocated and its data published in the IFA Database. 

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Informationsstelle für Arzneispezialitäten – IFA GmbH