Indian Devicemakers Push for Early Implementation of Packaging Rules

July 24, 2018

Indian devicemakers have urged the government not to extend a deadline for implementing new packaging rules.

The new rules, which were originally scheduled to be implemented in January 2018, require manufacturers to declare country of origin, date of manufacture, quantity and expiration dates for all pre-packaged devices.

The Association of Indian Medical Device Industry said Indian devicemakers were ready to comply with the new rules and they should be implemented as soon as possible.  An AiMED spokesperson said the government was hurting Indian devicemakers by delaying implementation because other international companies were able to put products on the market that may not comply with the new requirements.

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