CHANGES TO IMPORT DECLARATION REQUIREMENTS FOR HEALTH PRODUCTS FROM 03 May 2016
The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has undertaken a review of the import declaration requirements for health products, with the goal to streamline trade documentation of health products imported into Singapore and to facilitate the submission of import permit applications via TradeNet®.
With effect from 3 May 2016, key changes, as summarized below, will be implemented:
- Merger of the 4 Competent Authorities (CAs) for health products into single unit.
- Removal of the need to declare HSA Product Codes for health products that are currently not subject to licensing/approval requirements.
- Simplification of HSA Product Codes.
One Single Competent Authority(CA) For All Health Products Controlled by HSA
The current 4 CAs of HSA in TradeNet®, i.e. Cosmetic Control Unit (CCU), Medical Device Branch (MDB), Complementary Health Products (CHP), and Health Products Regulation Group (HPR), will be merged into a single CA (i.e. HPR). With this initiative, different categories of health products may be declared within the same TradeNet® permit application.
More information can found on the HSA website at: