China to Accept Foreign Generated Test Reports

China’s NMPA created a registration route specifically for innovative medical devices called the Innovative Green Pathway in 2014 and is based on the CFDA Order No. 13 2014. Since this registration route tends to cause some confusion, specific clarifying details are provided.

India’s Public Hospitals Advised to Purchase Local Products

On March 25, 2021, a notification was released specifying 19 more devices belonging to categories such as gloves, syringes, orthopedic products, x-ray machines, etc. that only local manufacturers could bid on.

Russia and Euro-Asian Neighbors Expected to Transition to EAEU Regulations in 2022

With the release of Decree 142, the Russian government has provided a roadmap for their transition to the new EAEU medical device regulations beginning January 1, 2022. After this date, all applications submitted must adhere to the EAEU rules which can vary significantly from the current Russian requirements.

Philippines Announces New PEMDL Essential Medical Device List

Notification AO 2021-0038 was released on June 11th, 2021 with the goal of creating a standardized system for determining and maintaining a database of essential medical devices, hereby known as the Philippine Essential Medical Device List (PEMDL). Additionally, the Medical Devices and Supplies Price Reference Index (MDSPRI) will also be established to provide more price transparency when it comes to medical devices in the Philippines.

Indonesia Freezes Government Purchases of 79 Categories of Imported Medical Devices

Per Presidential Regulation 12/2021, the Ministry of Health (MOH) is requiring products with a Domestic Component Level (TKDN) and Benefit Weigh Value (BMP) of 40% or more be purchased by government hospitals regardless of available foreign products.

Philippines Extends Grace Period for Non-Notified Class B, C, and D Medical Device Registration

During this transition period, Class B, C, and D medical devices that are not included in the specified list in Circular No. 2021-001-A may continue to be manufactured, imported/exported, distributed, and/or sold without a CMDN until March 31, 2022.

Philippines Releases New Guidance on Class A Medical Devices

the FDA has released a list of Class A 1,242 product categories in Circular 2021-017 on August 16, 2021. Medical device manufacturers of Class A products specified in Annex A or under the ASEAN MDD, must obtain a Certificate of Medical Device Notification (CMDN).

The Philippines FDA Releases List of VAT Exempt Therapeutic Products

On September 14th, the Philippines FDA released FDA Advisory No.2021-2293, outlining the list of VAT-Exempt Products pursuant to Republic Act No. 11534, otherwise known as the “Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Act.”

India to Require All Medical Devices be Registered Before Importation

On September 21, 2021, the CDSCO released the Guidance Document for Registration of Non Notified Medical Devices to provide additional clarity as the Voluntary registration deadline approaches on September 30, 2021.

VietNam Expedites Registration of COVID-19 Related Medical Devices

With the release of Circular 13/2021/TT-BYT on September 16, 2021, the VietNamese Ministry of Health has provided a new, expedited review process for specified medical devices related to COVID-19.