Vietnam Extends Registration Deadline for Class B, C, and D Devices

As previously reported in March 2017, Vietnam revised the registration requirements for Class B, C, and D medical devices. At that time, the Vietnamese Ministry of Health (MOH) required these classes to be registered and have a market authorization license by January 1, 2018. In late December 2017, the MOH changed that deadline to January 1, 2019. The deadline extension is largely a function of the MOH not having the required resources to handle this large endeavor.