EU begins discussions with Japan over MRA (mutual recognition agreement):
This article was originally published in Clinica
The medical devices units within the European Commission is about to start discussions with Japan concerning the drafting of a joint implementation plan for a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) between the two markets. Talks will be led by the EC's Directorate General Trade and will cover a variety of industrial sectors. They will be held via video conference between April 12-14. The devices unit has prepared well for this opportunity, but is understood to be open to suggestions from the Japanese. The intention is for timeframes to be agreed during the talks, as well as dates for future bilateral meetings.