MRA EU/USA at last?: Following the introduction of a Mutual Recognition process between the USA and the EU in the late 1990s, little has happened over the years for various reasons. Things have now however progressed to the point where it seems possible that a MRA will be signed by both parties, and possibly as early as January 2017. This would mean that EU agencies would accept FDA reports from US companies so that EU inspections there would no longer be necessary, and vice versa. It may even lead to FDA and EMA accepting each others' inspections in third countries, which would significantly improve their workload.