A foreign medical company can set up their own subsidiary, employ their distributor, or utilize a third party in-country representative to register their products with the Philippine FDA, a subsection of the Department of Health.
What are the advantages to using a third party in-country representative in the Philippines?
- For foreign pharmaceutical or medical device companies who do not want to set up a subsidiary or register their products through their Philippine distributor, a third party in-country representative is the best choice.
- In the case that you want to transfer your product registration to another distributor in the future, your current distributor holding your product registrations might charge your company a big fee, or refuse to transfer the registration entirely. If a third party local agent holds your product registration, you can easily switch distributors.
- The third party local agent can also be in charge of notifying the Philippines FDA of any changes in your product and oversee adverse event reporting.
Pacific Bridge Medical can be your company’s in-country representative for registering your pharmaceutical products or medical devices in the Philippines. To find out more about the independent third party system and medical regulations in the Philippines, please contact us to discuss your company’s needs.
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