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US Starts Imposing China Medtech Tariffs, But Offers Path To Product Exclusions

Although the 25% tariffs initiated July 6 by the US Trade Representative will impact about $836m worth of medical technology entering the US from China, the administration late last week offered a process for gaining exclusions for specific products. AdvaMed members are “looking into” the process, the group said, and Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance members have already started to try to use it.

Trade Policy China
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'A Criminally Negligent Medical Device Regulatory System': UK Mesh News Provokes Outrage

The EU medtech regulatory system is coming under fire again in the UK, being blamed for the vaginal surgical mesh scandal as action is taken to limit procedures. But this is a global problem.

Medical Device Europe

Global Medtech Guidance Tracker: June 2018

Stay current on regulatory guidelines from around the world with Medtech Insight's Guidance Tracker. Forty new guidance documents were posted on the tracker since its last update.

Singapore International

India Proposes Regulating Implants And Imaging Equipment As Drugs

Proposals to classify high-end medical devices as drugs are out for comment in India.

Policy & Regulation India

US Trade Rep Cuts 22 China-Made Devices From Tariffs List, But Retains 27

While the Trump administration appears to have been partially persuaded by industry arguments that a host of China-made medtech items do not belong on a list of items earmarked for a 25% tariff starting July 6, there are still 27 devices – or accessories – that remain.

Trade Policy

India Establishes Five Central Testing Labs Under New Medtech Rules

Five central medical device testing laboratories have been established in India under provisions of the country's new medtech regulations.

Policy & Regulation India

QUOTED. June 12, 2018. Eugene Yoo.

New streamlined regulatory pathways took effect for lower-risk devices in Singapore this month. See what Eugene Yoo, a top medtech industry advocate in the country had to say about the reforms here.

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