A list of recently updated articles regarding medical device regulatory updates from the MOH and other governing bodies in Vietnam.

What is CSDT Documentation?

Manufacturers looking to Southeast Asia to help grow their medical device sales should become familiar with the Common Submission Dossier Template, or “CSDT.”

Vietnam Requires Resubmission of Many Medical Device Registration Applications

All unapproved Class B, C and D MA License applications have been returned for resubmission for compliance to the new requirements.

Vietnam’s MOH Holds Conference on Price Declaration

The conference was held to provide clarity to the Price Declaration process and announce the establishment of a new online portal for license holders to declare prices. This comes as many provincial health services, including Ninh Binh and Dak Nong, have not been able to purchase medical products since January 1, 2022.

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.

Medical Device Advertising Requirements in Asia

In addition to receiving market authorization for the safety and efficacy of their product, manufacturers wishing to advertise their medical devices, especially Direct to Consumer, may need to also obtain approval for their marketing material.

Vietnam Adjustments to the Medical Device Application Requirements 

Vietnam has recently made significant amendments to its medical device registration process and technical documentation requirements. The Ministry of Health (MOH) issued Circular 10/2023/TT-BY on May 11, 2023, outlining the new guidelines for pre-market approval.  

Vietnam Diagnostic Imaging Center Hosts AI Software Conference

On April 15th the MEDLATEC Diagnostic Imaging Center (MEDIM) hosted a conference to discuss the current state of AI-based software in diagnostic imaging in Vietnam.

How New EU MDR Requirements Will Affect Registrations in Asia

As manufacturers finish transitioning to the new EU MDR requirements, it will be important to understand the implications of these changes on existing licenses around the world.