Meeting with the German GIZ on Cooperation in the field of Healthcare Policies

2016-12-15 | Beijing

The Healthcare Equipment (HCE) Working Group of the European Chamber hold a meeting with the German Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (Association for International Cooperation) on Cooperation in the field of Healthcare Policies.

The GIZ is an organization financed and steered by the German Ministry of Economic Affairs (BMWI). In China the GIZ is engaged in serveral projects, among others the Product Quality Infrastructure Project. Within this project there is a sub-project related to medical devices. Main counterparts of the GIZ are the AQSIQ and the Standardisation Administration (SAC) in China. A dialogue with the CFDA has not been established yet.

The HCE Working Group briefed the GIZ on the opportunities and challenges the European / German medical device industry is facing in China, especially in the field of standardisation.

Both sides agreed to strengthen cooperation, especially in the areas:

- interpretation of CFDA-regulations by the AQSIG during the inport inspection of medical devices

- standardisation of medical devices

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