HongKong MDD

HongKong Medical Device Registration

Hong Kong's medical device market may be smaller compared to other famous Asian markets, but it’s an equally lucrative and expanding platform. Qualtech is your ideal partner to for your foray into the HongKong medical device market for an easy and smooth registration process.


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Medical Device Registration

Our in – house experts are able to provide you with excellent professional service in preparing Submission dossiers liaising with MDD officers to get your devices registered in the HongKong.


Authorized Representation

As an in – country authorized representative (AR), Qualtech can hold a medical device registration license on behalf of foreign manufacturers looking to market medical devices in HongKong. This is in compliance with the law for a local establishment to be a license holder.


Registration with MDD

Medical Device Division (MDD) oversee all regulatory affairs pertaining to medical devices in HongKong, but it has not outlined any specific guidelines or regulations regarding importation, distribution or sale of devices. Compliance guidelines in Hong Kong, contained in the Medical Device Administrative Control System (MDACS), are based on Global Harmonization Task Force (GHTF) guidelines. A manufacturer who doesn’t have a registered establishment in Hong Kong and wants to apply for inclusion of a device into the List of Medical Devices should designate a Local Responsible Person (LRP).



Essential Principles and Methods Yes Yes Yes
Summary of Design V&V Yes Yes Yes
Labeling and IFU Yes Yes Yes
Risk Assessment Yes Yes Yes
Physical Manufacturer Information Yes Yes Yes
Clinical Evidence Yes Yes Yes

Note: Kindly see the Guidance Notes for Listing Class II/III/IV Medical Devices issued in 2022 for more details.


MDD Target Reviewing Evaluation Time

After successful internal evaluation of the submission dossier, our in – house experts will then submit it to the MDD and will be subjected to thorough evaluation. Below is a list of the evaluation times for different types of transactions involving product registration/notification.


  • Note:
  1. 1. It's accounted as Working days.
  2. 2. The device shall get approval in US FDA, EU, Canada, Japan, Australia, China, and Korea.
  3. 3. The above stated working days do not include Conformity Assessment Body’s evaluation period.
  • Types of Certificates: Listing Certificate

  • Listing Certificate: 5 years

If MD is not mandatory need to be registered, should I apply for registration?

In HongKong, it's not mandatory to register the medical device before go on local market. Why does some manufacturers still decide to register their products?

Per 2023, the Department of Health has now implemented a new strategy of procurement of medical device and will give preferences to medical devices listed in the MDACS.


Sometimes the clinics or hospital prefer to use medical device approved by MDD. Therefore, medical device with MDD approval would be easier to sell in HK market.

Home-country marketing approval is not necessary, but marketing approval from one of the GHTF countries is mandatory for the device registration process.


For more information, please refer to the MDD official website or you may contact us for a free consultation.

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