Request for EAD, product and address data

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EAD Files and Product Range Files

Upon successful order, you will receive your EAD / product range file in a generated e-mail. Depending on the amount of your data, generating the file may take some time.

An EAD file contains data of your products in the status im Vertrieb (IV – active) and außer Vertrieb (AV – discontinued). You may notify all changes / alterations of changeable attributes with this EAD file. Please return the updated file to exclusively.


 You will only be charged once per PZN when updating more than one attribute in a single order file.

The Product Range Files are used for viewing or internal processing. The following contents are possible:

  • PZN pre-allocation: Basic data of pre-allocated, not yet published pharmaceutical central numbers (ZU).
  • EAD basic data: Basic data of products that are in distribution (IV) or out of distribution (AV).
  • EAD complete: All data of products that are in distribution (IV) or out of distribution (AV) or are non-marketable (NV).

Further information on all attributes and on working with EAD files can be found in the guidelines (in German only) Guidelines for Notifying Product and Address Data.


Address data

  • 6-digit IFA customer ID
  • 5-digit IFA Supplier Number (IFA-Adress-Nummer oder IFA-Anbieter-Nummer)
    In the context of Unique Device Identification (UDI), according to MDR and IVDR, it corresponds to the Manufacturer Code when generating the Basic UDI (BUDI) - also known as Company Identification Number (CIN).
    In the context of the verification of medicinal products according to the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD), it is analogue to the MAH-ID
  • Address for service and, if applicable, P.O. Box address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail and homepage addresses intended for publication in information systems.
  • Information on the manufacturing authorisation
  • Information on the wholesale trade permit
  • Registration number pursuant to section 9 sub-section 1 VerpackG from Zentralen Stelle Verpackungsregister (the Central Packaging Register Office)

For an order to change your address data, please use the excel order file IFA-Auftragstabelle D – Supplier Address Data 

Notification Order Documents

Please use always current excel order files from the page notification order documents for submitting orders to IFA.

Frequently Asked Questions

The FAQ consist of recurring questions to IFA GmbH. To the frequently asked questions

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