• IMDRF Management Committee approves Mexico as an affiliate member
  • This will lead to greater convergence in regulatory matters and facilitate international trade in medical devices.

The Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks (Cofepris) announces that Mexico has joined the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) as an affiliate member.

Mexico submitted a membership application that was received positively by the IMDRF Management Committee, which is composed of the national regulatory agencies of Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom and United States.

Mexico's participation in the forum will lead to greater regulatory convergence, facilitate international trade in medical devices and reduce technical barriers to their distribution.

The IMDRF is the leading forum for medical device regulation in the world. Its standards are benchmarks for international trade agreements, such as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and the Pacific Alliance, which have become a parameter for reducing technical barriers to trade.

Its mission is to strategically accelerate international medical device regulatory convergence by establishing guidelines for best practices in the sector.


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