Tag Archive for: medical device regulations

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.

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.

Bangladesh LAUNCHES NEW MEDICAL DEVICE REGULATIONS

On September 18, 2023, The Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) published the Drug and Cosmetics Act 2023 formalizing the regulatory requirements of medical and diagnostic devices in Bangladesh with immediate effect.  A translated version of the document is available on Asia Actual’s website here.  All medical devices now require a Marketing Authorization Certificate to clear Customs and be sold on the market in Bangladesh.

India Grants Import License Grace Period for Class C/D Devices

On October 12, 2023, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) issued Circular File No. 29/Misc/03/2023-DC (344), granting a grace period for Import Licenses to qualifying Non-Regulatory Class C and D medical devices.

China’s NMPA Updates Medical Device Classification Catalogue

China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) maintains a list of all medical device categories called the Medical Device Classification Catalogue. NMPA published a notice on August 17, 2023, that they had released amendments to the Medical Device Classification Catalogue. It’s important for manufacturers to understand these changes as they can significantly impact the cost and time to register medical devices.

New Plastic Waste (PWM) Rules Affect Medical Device Importers in India

India’s Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued an update on plastic packaging and Plastic Waste Management (PWM) requiring importers quantify the type of plastics being imported through a brief registration process.

China to Regulate Medical Device Advertising

China is developing new standards and processes for the regulation of advertising for medical devices (as well as pharmaceuticals, food supplements and cosmetics). The goal is to maintain the order of the advertising market, standardize the review of advertisements and protect the rights and interests of consumers.

THAI FDA ALLOWS SALES OF AT-HOME HIV TEST KITS

The Thai government has voiced their commitment to ending the epidemic by supporting preventative awareness, access to cost-effective tests and treatment resources through public investment and/or private partnerships.

U.S. Medical Device Industry – Open for Business

Uncertainty.  If there is one word that best describes the global outlook during the 2020 pandemic this might be one that everyone can agree on. 

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.