Host Country Principle: refers to the primacy of the monetary threshold for a meal (food and beverages) set by the relevant Member Association in its National Code. The monetary threshold set in the country where the Event takes place must prevail.
p (i) in the case of Promotion or interaction that is undertaken, sponsored or organised by or on behalf of, or with, a Member Company located within Europe, the Member Association National Code of the country in which such Member Company is located; or (ii) in the case of Promotion or interaction that is undertaken, sponsored or organised by or on behalf of, or with, a Member Company located outside of Europe, the EFPIA Code; and p the Member Association’s National Code of the country in which the Promotion or the interaction takes place.
In case of an international Event for which a Member Company sponsors the attendance of an HCP, if any funding is provided to such HCP in accordance with the provisions of Article 13, such funding is subject to the rules of the National Code where such HCP carries out his/her profession, as opposed to those in which the international Event takes place.
In the event of a conflict between the provisions of the Applicable Codes set forth above, the more restrictive of the conflicting provisions must apply, except for the application of Section 10.05, where the monetary threshold set in the country where the event takes place (i.e. the “host country”) must prevail.
For Reference Section 10.05 is meals
Section 10.05. Member Companies must not provide or offer any meal (food and beverages) to HCPs, HCOs’ members or POs’ Representatives, unless, in each case, the value of such meal does not exceed the monetary threshold set by the relevant Member Association in its National Code (following the “Host Country Principle”).