September 17, 2018

In Medical Device Act 2012 (Act 737) of Malaysia, there is no specific provision for medical devices imported/exported from/to countries without diplomatic ties with Malaysia, such as Israel. Malaysia has not acknowledged Israel as an independent sovereign state.

Following that, it is not possible for any medical devices to be imported/ exported from/ to countries Malaysia doesn’t diplomatically acknowledge. Medical Device Authority (MDA) will not issue an Export Permit or Certificate of Free Sale (CFS) for medical devices to be imported/ exported from/ to these countries.  So, establishments are advised to thread any business dealings which involve medical devices from/to these countries, carefully to avoid any stand-offs.

Reference: Circular Letter No.4 Year 2014 (Rev.1) – Medical Device for Import/Export From/To Countries without Diplomatic Ties with Malaysia