New User Fees Set for Foreign Medical Device Manufacturers in China

Posted 06 February 2015 | By Stewart Eisenhart 

New User Fees Set for Foreign Medical Device Manufacturers in China

Content provided by Emergo, a medical device regulatory affairs and quality assurance consulting firm with offices worldwide.

Chinese medical device market regulator China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has published a draft table of user fees for medical device registrants, and is expected to begin enforcing fee requirements in March 2015.

CFDA registration fees will not be insubstantial: Imported Class II device registrants will be charged about $34,000 for initial registration, while foreign Class III device registrants will have to pay about $49,000 for initial registration. Registration renewals every five years for imported devices will cost registrants $6,500 per renewal. User fees will be charged in addition to in-country testing, clinical trials, authorized representation and translation costs.

A translation of the draft fee table below does not include any potential fees for Class I CFDA record filing or CFDA quality system audits.

CFDA Medical User Fees
 Unit: Chinese Yuan (RMB)Unit: US Dollars (USD)
Class IIInitial Registration-210,900-33,761
Variation Application-42,000-6,723
Renewal every 5 years)-40,800-6,531
Class IIIHigh Risk MD Clinical Trial Approval43,20043,2006,9156,915
Initial Registration153,600308,80024,58849,433
Variation Application50,40050,4008,0688,068
Renewal (every 5 years)40,80040,8006,5316,531
USD figures are calculated based on 1/30/2015 exchange rate of 1 RMB = 0.16008 USD


Emergo consultants and partners in China will continue monitoring the Medical User Fee issue and its impact on foreign firms with devices  registered for sale in the country.


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