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Asia Reg Roundup: Malaysia, Vietnam & India Speed Ahead In 2017

Executive Summary

Progress on ratifying the ASEAN Medical Device Directive (AMDD) continues apace, with some of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations members surging ahead. Malaysia and Vietnam, in particular, are making big efforts to build or strengthen their national regulatory systems foe devices. Also, non-ASEAN state India is taking real steps in a similar direction, say Asia Regulatory Professional Association (ARPA) secretary Jack Wong and ARQon consultant May Ng in this latest Asian regulatory update.

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