A list of recently published and updated articles regarding medical device regulatory updates from the governing bodies throughout Asia.

India Requires Mandatory Local BIS Certifications for Certain Medical Devices

This blog serves as an important enforcement notice for manufacturers/importers that BIS certification is required for some of the electronic components/accessories included in medical devices, including batteries, monitors, power adaptors and more.

UDI Labelling Mandatory for Certain Taiwan Medical Devices

In Taiwan, beginning June 1st, 2023, manufacturers of Class II medical devices will need to ensure products placed on the market have compliant Unique Device Identification (UDI) labeling.

India CDSCO Alerts Manufacturers to Non-Notified Class C and D Deadline

On October 1st 2023, the India CDSCO will enforce full license requirements for Class C and D non-notified medical devices as the final step of transitioning all medical devices under the new rules.

Vietnam’s DMEC Provides Update on Issuance of C/D Licenses

On September 14, 2022, the DMEC held a seminar to update the medical device industry on the issuance of Class C and D MA Licenses.

The Vietnamese MOH Issues Draft Decree to Address Delays

On November 15th, the Vietnamese Ministry of Health (MOH) issued a draft decree to amend a number of articles from a previous decree related to the registration of medical devices.

Vietnam Extends Validity of Medical Device Import Licenses

On March 3rd, 2023, the Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, Tran Hong Ha, signed Decree No. 07/2023/ND-CP (Decree 07/2023), which automatically extended the validity of import licenses to December 31, 2024.

Thailand FDA Publishes Guidance for Software as Medical Device

On December 12th, the Thai FDA published guidance to assist with the determination of medical device status and risk classification for medical device software in Thailand.

Thailand FDA Provides Guidance on Classification of Physical Therapy Devices

On December 3rd, 2022, the Thailand FDA (TFDA) issued new regulation to re-classify Physical Therapy Devices as Class 1 medical devices.

Korea MFDS Implements Medical Device Monthly Reporting Requirements

The Korean MFDS now requires all Class II, III, and IV medical devices submit monthly installation reports via an online portal.

Singapore’s HSA Removes Classification and Grouping Inquiry Option

Beginning in 2022, the HSA has cease to entertain inquiries seeking confirmation of manufacturers’ classification and grouping strategy and has referred companies to their online tools and guidance documents.