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India Grants Import License Grace Period for Class A/B Devices

Released on September 30, 2022, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) issued Circular File No. 29/Misc/03/2022-DC (257) providing an Import License grace period to all Non-Regulatory Class A and B medical devices.

India Issues Draft Notification for Exempting Certain Class A Medical Devices

The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (Department of Health and Family Welfare) issued the draft Notification G.S.R. 710(E) on 20 September, 2022 that, if formalized, would exempt Class A non-measuring and non-sterile medical devices.

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.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Software Registration in Singapore

In December 2019, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) of Singapore’s Ministry of Health released guidelines regarding software registration in Singapore, including a major section dedicated to AI software.

CHINA ENCOURAGES LOCAL MANUFACTURING OF FOREIGN MEDICAL DEVICES

China has been making efforts to encourage more direct investment. Along with the new Foreign Investment Law, the NMPA has also announced incentives for manufacturers opening facilities in China by making the application process easier and faster. 

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.

Submission Changes in China: ToCs and the eRPS

Manufacturers interested in registering a medical device in China can now submit electronic documents online through the new eRPS system.

GUIDANCE ISSUED FOR IMPORTING UNREGISTERED MEDICAL DEVICES INTO KOREA

Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) recently published final revisions regarding importing non-registered medical devices under special circumstances, including for research and personal use only, scarce or urgently needed, to be used by a Korean laboratory, clinical trials and/or orphan products.

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.

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.