Medical Devices Registration in Vietnam

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Medical Devices registration process takes 3 to 6 months. Do it now because all the process can be carried out 100% online without your presence.
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Why Invest in Medical Industry in Vietnam

With a population of more than 95 million and continuous economic growth, standards of Vietnamese people are continually improving, and the demand for health care and medical products is getting higher and higher.

Medical supplies in Vietnam are in a shortage condition, and many hospitals are in need to upgrade their existing instruments. However, local companies are not able to manufacture advanced medical equipment, and the country relies heavily on foreign investors.

In Vietnam, where medical devices and their related products have a profit margin of between 35 and 40 percent, it became a big gold mine to register and distribute medical equipment.

How to Register Medical Devices in Vietnam

All medical devices that enter the Vietnamese market must be registered prior to their distribution in Vietnam. The registration is governed and approved by the Health Service Department for class A devices and the Ministry of Health (MOH) for class B, C and D devices.

Importantly, both domestic and imported medical equipment must obtain a Marketing Authorization (MA) license and other administrative documents such as Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) or a Certificate of Pharmaceutical Products (CPP).

All classes of medical devices require a free sale registration dossier (CFS).

Medical device classification

The classification of medical devices in Vietnam is now based on a risk classification (group A, B, C and D) as opposed to the former division based on function classes.

  • Class A – lowest risk
  • Class B – low risk
  • Class C – high risk
  • Class D – highest risk

Medical instruments that belong to Class A are considered “lowest risk” such bandages or surgical gloves while Classes B, C and D include “higher-risk” or “more invasive products” such as artificial hearts or contact lenses.

Medical Devices Registration with Cekindo

Cekindo provides one-stop market entry services in South East Asia. Our experienced team of lawyers and business consultants is not only able to register your medical devices products in Vietnam, but also establish a Representative Office (RO) needed for foreign traders.

Contact us today and get a free quotation on medical devices registration in Vietnam.

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Selected Testimonials


Cekindo has been a great help in the incorporation of our company in Vietnam by providing useful information and clear explanation on complicated regulatory procedures. The team went the extra mile by helping us to clarify on other matters pertaining to Vietnam, and proactively helped us to liaise with the respective internal functions on our queries and responded promptly.

Louis Koh Kay Boon
CEO, Ryker Company Limited

It was our pleasure to deal with Cekindo. Indeed, the company with its specialised team was at the highest level of professionalism in dealing with customers and was serious in providing assistance and advice. Many thanks to Cekindo and all the team members. I wish you lasting success in the years to come.

CEO, Vietnam Family Import Export Company Limited
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Cekindo has assisted our company with company registration and nominee director services. Everything has gone smoothly and we wish to have further support in the future. Thank you Cekindo.

Founder, Shewutrade Group
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Cekindo Vietnam’s team has always been very responsive and helped us with sense of urgency. We have never been disappointed with Cekindo’s services.

Founder, Adgorithmics

I have successfully received the TRC permit for me and my family, thanks to Cekindo team’s dedication and perseverance. We had some bumps along the way but we got it done, good job. I worked with different consulting companies in the past, outside of Vietnam, Cekindo is one of the most responsive and agile.

Nadav Sarel
Founder & CEO, Telestar Limited Liability Company

As a foreinger it is difficult to have a general overview on starting a company in Vietnam, particularly on handling costs, communicating expenses and fiscal. When I reached out to Cekindo, the team was responsive and efficient upon customer requests. Furthermore, the team’s English proficiency helped a lot during the consultation.

Founder, Saphire
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Not only was the team professional throughout our interactions, they even went beyond their responsibilities to ensure that our company’s needs were fulfilled. We highly recommend their services to any companies who would like to have peace of mind and just focus on their businesses.

Sean Ching
Founder & CEO, Clap Tech Limited Company (Distributor for Tonino Lamborghini Vodka)

Besides being understanding, patient and kind; Cekindo was extremely efficient and practical as well and guided me every step along the way. I would highly, highly recommend anyone who is either in urgent or not-so-urgent need of obtaining a visa for Vietnam to work with Cekindo. It has been a privilege doing business with them and I know who will be my agents in the future!

Gauthier D'haenens

Cekindo helped us to cover important quarterly reporting when our Chief Accountant suddenly resigned. They did all the necessary paperwork. Fast and reliable.

Jozef M.
CEO of Finchef Co., Ltd.

Herewith we want to express our appreciation to PT. Cekindo Bisnis Grup and their team for all the support on medical devices services so far. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Cekindo for taking the time to listen to our needs. Whenever a need has arisen, we have always received their consistent, timely and quality support. We would not hesitate to recommend Cekindo team for any related activity or services.

My Linh Hoangova
Executive, ELC Group

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do all medical devices need to be registered before they are permitted to be distributed and sold in the territory of Vietnam?

What is the general registration process of Class A medical devices?

How about the registration process for Class B to D medical devices?

How long will the license last for medical devices of each category?

Do I have to submit approval from my country of origin for medical device registration in Vietnam?

Is local testing required for medical device registration in Vietnam?

What about clinical trials? Are they necessary?

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