The use of the Common Repository by National Competent Authorities (NCAs) to retrieve veterinary submissions will be mandatory from 1st June 2018. Until this time, a transition period is ongoing, whereby the use of the Common Repository is being implemented in a stepwise approach, as indicated in the Dossier requirements for submission of marketing authorisation and maximum residue limit (MRL) applications to the European Medicines Agency and to members of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary use (CVMP) (EMA/466102/2007).