What are an Invoicing Company / MAH Sign-Up Steps?


In 2020, NHRA and MVC initiated a program committed to enhancing the lives of the people of Bahrain. The NHRA-MVC Traceability Hub was created to fulfill the 2017 and 2019 requirements for traceability, by providing an end-to-end track and trace supply chain solution for pharmaceutical products sold within Bahrain. It will provide real-time transparency, accountability, and verification, through its website and supply chain event repository, the NHRA-MVC Traceability Hub.

  • End-to-End traceability hub for all drug imports to Bahrain and visibility in all stages of supply-chain from agents to wholesalers to pharmacies/hospitals
  • Central repository of all real-time info flow and accurate inventory data throughout the supply-chain among all stakeholders
  • Increase patient safety
  • Detect counterfeit drugs
  • Analytics of drug imports and consumptions in Bahrain
  • Manage product recalls and shortages efficiently and timely

What is an Invoicing Company (IC)?

The Invoicing Company could be the same company that manufactures and ships the medicine to the Kingdom of Bahrain, or it could be a separate company that handles the invoicing.

  • You can access the BrandSync portal to find the information regarding the invoicing companies. Check the BrandSync website at https://app.brand-sync.com/login

Invoicing Company Sign-Up Steps

To support this traceability effort and repository, the NHRA requires that all legally registered Invoicing Companies (IC) cover the ongoing cost of the Traceability Hub and its maintenance.

Each Invoicing Company (IC) must sign up with its own information in the NHRA-MVC Traceability Hub, sign the Participation Agreement and pay the required sign up fees. The process is easy to complete by following the steps below.

Before You Sign-Up

It will be helpful to have the Global Location Number (GLN) used to register in the BrandSync portal. You can access the BrandSync portal to find this information if you are not certain. Check the BrandSync website at https://app.brand-sync.com/login 

Where to Start

Click the  Sign-up link in the top navigation bar and select Invoicing Company to get started. 

Once your email address is verified, you will go to the NHRA-MVC website at  https://www.nhra-mvc.bh to log in with the UserID and password you created. 

  • You will enter your Company information plus the contact information of the Authorized Representative (the person legally authorized to sign the Participation Agreement on behalf of your company) and the Technical Point of Contact.
  • Download the Participation Agreement and review the document.
  • Your Authorized Representative signs the Participation Agreement
  • Log in again to the NHRA-MVC website and pay the fees.
  • Attach the signed Participation Agreement.

The NHRA-MVC team will confirm your payment has been completed and the Participation Agreement has been signed by the Authorized Representative.

The NHRA-MVC Support team can begin the technical onboarding and certification of your associated manufacturers and their IT Serialization Partner.