EU plans to postpone the MDR by one year
According the EU spokesperson for public health and food safety, Stefan de Keersmaecker, the EU commission is working on a proposal to postpone the EU MDR by one year. This is mainly due to Covid-19 and should release the pressure on governments and manufacturers so they can focus on this crisis.
Please hear the statement of Stefan de Keersmaecker here.
The European Commission published the following statement:
“Commission working on proposal to postpone MDR application date for one year
Today (25 March 2020), the Commission announced that work on a proposal to postpone the date of application for the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) for one year is ongoing. The decision was reached with patient health and safety as a guiding principle.
The Commission is working to submit this proposal in early April for the Parliament and the Council to adopt it quickly as the date of application is the end of May. This decision will relieve pressure from national authorities, notified bodies, manufacturers and other actors and will allow them to fully focus on urgent priorities related to the coronavirus crisis.”
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