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Swiss-EU Standoff Set To End? Medtechs Eye MRA Action

EU devices MRA renewal mooted as part of negotiating mandate

Executive Summary

Negotiations aimed at renewing the close trading relationship and barrier-free mutual market access between Switzerland and the EU got underway on 19 March. Swiss medtech companies welcomed the move, stressing the need for the defunct mutual recognition agreement to be updated.

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