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Philippines: FDA Announces Application Holiday for Certificate of Medical Device Notification (CMDN) Applications

The Center for Device Regulation, Radiation Health, and Research (CDRRHR) of the Food and Drug Administration (Philippines) have announced that they will be conducting an inventory and processing of the pending applications for registration of medical devices. In line with this, FDA Philippines has declared an application holiday for CMDN applications from December 15, 2023, to January 15, 2024, to help CDRRHR to catch up with the backlog/pending applications.

However, FDA Philippines will continue to accept the following application types:

  • Initial Applications for Certificate of Medical Device Registration (CMDR) filed through
  • Renewal Applications (CPRs and CMDRs subject to Renewal)
  • Variation Applications (Change Notifications, incl. License Transfers)
  • Other Authorizations (Special Certifications, Certificate of Free Sale, Sales Promo Permit, Clearance for Customs Release)

For more detailed information, please refer to this link.

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