PHILIPPINES DELAYS LAUNCH OF NEW MEDICAL DEVICE REGULATIONS
The Philippines Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intended to implement the first two phases of the new medical device regulatory system (known as Administrative Order 2018-0002) on April 11, 2019, however the implementation date has been delayed. Extra time is needed for the CDRRHR to finalized guidelines for classification and grouping, etc.
No formal guidance on the new target implementation date has been announced, but it is expected to be several weeks later. In the meantime, the CDRRHR will continue to accept and process Certificate of Product Registration (CPR) and Certificate of Exemption (COE) applications under the current Rules.
Details of the AO 2018-0002 requirements were reported earlier and available on the Asia Actual website here
Asia Actual has a strong regulatory team in Manila to help device manufacturers stay informed and compliant with regulatory changes as the Philippines changes the new medical device regulations. Contact Asia Actual with questions or support requests.