Medical Device Registration and Approval in Ecuador

General country-specific regulatory information is provided on this page for medical device registration and approval in Ecuador.

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Medical Device Regulations and Classification in Ecuador

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REGULATORY AUTHORITY: National Health Regulation, Control, and Surveillance Agency (ARCSA)


Medical Devices/IVDs: I/II/III/IV

TIMEFRAME: New product registration will take around 2-6 months.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: An authorized representative is required to register medical devices in Ecuador.

LOCAL FEES (New application): 

Medical Devices and IVDs (new product registration): USD 905

Medical Devices and IVDs (license amendment): USD 95

Medical Devices and IVDs (renewal): USD 185

LOCAL FEES (Manufacturer): n/a


Registration certificate: 5 years

LICENSE TRANSFER: License transfer is applicable and considered a minor change and does not require a new registration.

AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE: Foreign manufacturers without an establishment in Ecuador are required to appoint a local company to act as an in-country representative.

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