We inform you about the advantages, but also about the risks of direct import. However, if you have any questions, please contact us directly in person.
We inform you about the advantages, but also about the risks of direct import. However, if you have any questions, please contact us directly.
What do you have to pay attention to as an importer?
With the increasing internationalization of the healthcare market, the procurement of medical devices is becoming more and more important for Swiss importers. The Swiss Medical Devices Ordinance (MepV) regulates the placing of medical devices on the market and ensures that they meet the requirements for quality and safety. Under this ordinance, Swiss professionals can now also procure foreign CE-marked medical devices directly abroad and use them nationally without having to place them on the market in Switzerland.
This opportunity gives importers the chance to access a wider range of medical devices and procure them more easily and quickly. However, importers must ensure that the products procured meet national and international requirements for quality and safety. In doing so, they should make sure that all necessary documents such as declarations of conformity, test reports and certificates are available and that the products are tested and checked for their suitability for the intended purpose before use.
In order to place products of any kind on the market in another country, all necessary documents must be available.
Supply continuity - What is there to consider?
Another important issue for importers is the continuity of supply. Since the procured products do not have to be registered in Switzerland, suppliers from abroad may also quickly and uncomplicated offer products that may not be available in Switzerland.
“Importers, however, must ensure that they can quickly find alternative suppliers in the event of supply delays or outages to ensure uninterrupted supply. “
Overall, the possibility of direct procurement of medical products abroad offers Swiss importers an interesting option for accessing a broader range of products. However, in doing so, they must keep an eye on the necessary legal specifications and requirements and ensure that the products procured comply with national and international standards.
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