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Brazil Expedites Device Imports

Posted 15 April 2014 | By Louise Zornoza

Brazil's national regulatory agency, Anvisa, has expedited the process for importing high-risk medical devices (Class III and IV) by agreeing to review devices as soon as its foreign manufacturing site is granted a Certificate of Good Manufacturing Practices (CBPF) by a foreign regulator. 

Under the revised procedure (RDC 15/2014), new high tech devices should enter the Brazilian market sooner, since the analysis of the device by the agency can proceed while the manufacturing site awaits CBPF certification.  Moreover, lower risk devices, such as gloves, syringes and some surgical instruments, will no longer require CBPF certification prior to import, which will eliminate about 25% of the CBPF certification applications received by the agency.


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