ASEAN medical device directive compliance on track

A growing number of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states are coming into compliance with medical device requirements they first pledged to work towards in 2015. Under the ASEAN Medical Device Directive (AMDD), the 10 ASEAN nations agreed to bring their laws into line to ensure common standards on licensing requirements, approvals, complaint channels, and fines for non-compliance. Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia have fully complied with the AMDD. The Philippines, Thailand, and Cambodia have partially implemented national regulations to comply. And Laos and Myanmar are moving forward with establishing new regulations.