VietNam’s MOH to Require CSDT Documentation for Class B, C, and D Devices

On May 15, 2021, the VietNamese Ministry of Health (MOH) released new Guidance announcing Class B, C, and D devices will need to submit their applications in accordance with the ASEAN Common Submission Dossier Template (CSDT) format.

VietNam: High Growth Fast Market Access

Vietnam has been quietly transforming their economy of 100 million people into a regional powerhouse. Through a combination of significant private investment, the US-China trade war, and their highly successful handling of the Coronavirus, Vietnam’s economy is expected to rebound quickly, especially with regards to manufacturing.

Vietnam Launches Medical Device Pricing Portal

On September 9th, the Vietnamese Ministry of Health (MoH) officially opened the Information Portal of Medical Equipment Pricing. Under the new system, the list price of medical equipment will be published (by configuration) on this Ministry of Health hosted website.

Vietnamese MOH Establishes New Medical Device Advisory Council

On November 18, 2020, the Vietnamese Ministry of Health (MOH) released Decision No. 4353 / QD-BYT officially establishing an Advisory Council to help with the regulatory transition.

Vietnam to Require Annual Inspection of Certain Medical Equipment

On December 31st, 2020, the Ministry of Health (MoH) issued Circular No. 30/2020 providing a list of medical equipment subject to annual safety inspections and technical capability assessments, along with the timelines for implementation.

Navigating the New Vietnamese Public Medical Device Pricing Portal

The new Medical Device Pricing Portal was opened to the public on November 20th with the goal of setting new international standards for medical device sales transparency. The medical device section is split into 2 sections, the Medical Equipment Price and Pricing Information on Winning Bids. On one side, users can view product listings and on the other, review all final government purchases, including contracted pricing.