12 July 2017
VIETNAM: Online Service Set to Streamline Medical Equipment Import Process
The import process for medical equipment is to be streamlined under a new directive from the Ministry of Health. All such imports have now been granted Level 4 status, allowing much of the required paperwork to be processed online, including the submission of all required documentation and the payment of all fees.
While this preferential status only extends to the import process currently, it is hoped that similar treatment will eventually be applied more broadly within the sector. It is anticipated that processes for the management, trading, registration, testing and use of medical equipment will be similarly fast-tracked from 2018.