Modernization policy deregulates more than 2,200 medical devices
A list of 2,242 deregulated low-health risk medical devices and products that are no longer considered to be health consumables has been generated since September 2, 2015. These devices will no longer require the submission of a health registration or import permit to Mexican customs.
The two-step deregulation process started in 2012 with a first deregulation of 1,669 medical devices and consumables, followed by further 573 deregulations at the beginning of this year. The process is part of the regulatory improvement and administrative modernization policy implemented by the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS).
Deregulated products comprise diagnosis agents, hygienic products, first aid products, dental consumables, acupuncture patches and lenses, among others.
Click here to access the list of 2,242 deregulated products and consumables.