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Drug and Medical Devices Registration Fees Increase

China Insight - Lifesciences


China Food and Drug Administration (“CFDA”) issued a new circular on 27 May 2015 which is aimed to largely increase the registration fees to cover the relevant costs for the registration of drugs and medical devices. This new circular took effect as from the date of issue.

It has been more than 20 years that China has not increased its official drug registration fees1, and under the current regulations, the registration fees for an imported drug are RMB 45,300. As to medical devices, more than 6 years have passed since the last modification in 2009 which cancelled the collection of fees for registration of medical devices.

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Nicolas Zhu
Lingyun Rao, LL.M.