|Eliminate requirement of Drug Sale License (DSL) to obtain license for importing medical devices|
|Ticker||Requirement of obtaining Drug Sale License eliminated for import of medical devices|
|Reform Description||Before: To be able to import medical devices it was mandatory for businesses/importers to obtain a Drug Sale License, whereas they weren’t not manufacturing nor selling any drugs/medicines.
After: The requirement of obtaining Drug Sale License has been abolished for importers of medical devices
|Beneficiaries||All Healthcare Businesses|
|Jurisdiction/ Location||Federal (Entire Pakistan)|
|Department||Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan|
|Date of Implementation||4th June, 2021|
|Details||Difficulty||For importers of medical devices, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) required that the importer must hold a valid Drug Sale License which was cumbersome and added an unnecessary regulatory requirement which also required to be renewed at regular intervals.|
|Analysis||After consultation with private sector and DRAP it was agreed that the requirement of Drug Sale License is unnecessary and should be abolished.|
|Solution||Accordingly, DRAP has issued notification abolishing the requirement of Drug Sale License for the importers of the medical devices of all types.|
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