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THAILAND: TIPS FOR IMPORTING MEDICAL DEVICES IN A COMPLEX MARKET

Importing medical devices into Thailand is more difficult than in other countries in the region. It is important to work with an importer with staff experienced with medical device imports to avoid customs clearance delays and added costs.

4 PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT DECISIONS THAT IMPACT SALES PERFORMANCE IN ASIA

US medical device manufacturers typically launch new products in Asia only after establishing success in the US and Europe. However, decisions made in the product development process have significant impact on regulatory costs, time to market and ultimately sales results in Asia. Address these four points to ensure fastest time-to-revenue in Asian markets.

NEW OFFICE SPACE FOR ASIA ACTUAL PHILIPPINES

Asia Actual is excited to announce the dedication of our new office space in the Philippines. The investment reflects the company’s commitment to the Philippines market and expectations for growth.

INDIA TO REQUIRE REGISTRATION OF ALL CURRENTLY NON-NOTIFIED DEVICES

Manufacturers of non-Notified medical devices are advised to evaluate their products of interest for India and begin to build their application files for a Registration Certificate

PHILIPPINES OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES NEW MEDICAL DEVICE REGULATIONS

New medical device regulations in the Phillipines have been launched. Class A, Class B, Class C, and Class D medical devices will all be affected.

THAILAND ELEVATES REGULATORY STATUS OF BREAST IMPLANTS

With Regulation B.E. 2562 (revision from regulation B.E. 2540), the Thai FDA increased the regulatory status of breast implants from Notified to Licensed (Class 4)

HONG KONG ADVANCES TOWARDS MANDATORY MEDICAL DEVICE REGISTRATION

Hong Kong’s Department of Health officially changed the name of the Medical Device Control Office (MDCO) to the Medical Device Division (MDD) at the end of 2019.