|Allow Authorized Distributor to Import Medical Devices on Authorization by Registration Holder, in Line with International Practices|
|Reform Description||Before: Only registered importers were allowed to import medical devices whereas their authorized agents/ distributors were not able to import the already registered medical devices.
After: In line with the international best practices now authorized distributors of registered importers can import medical devices from international manufacturers of Medical Devices
|Beneficiaries||All Healthcare Businesses|
|Jurisdiction/ Location||Federal (Entire Pakistan)|
|Department||Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan|
|Date of Implementation||27-04-2022|
|Details||Difficulty||Only registered importers were allowed to import medical devices whereas their authorized agents/ distributors were not able to import the already registered medical devices.|
|Analysis||It was concluded from discussions that once the medical device being imported is registered with DRAP and registered importers allows his authorized agent to import the devices, it will facilitate the industry and work as a enabling factor for the businesses in this segment|
|Solution||DRAP has now allowed authorized distributors/ agents of registered importers to import registered medical devices.|
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