Regulatory Authority: Medical devices in Qatar are managed by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC). Currently medical devices do not require registration, but they do require an import permit, which must be obtained by a local authorized representative.
Classification System: Medical devices are classified according to EU model into risk-based Classes I, IIa, IIb, III, and IV.
Authorized Representative: A local authorized representative is required to obtain an import permit.
Additional Information: Medical devices must be authorized by one of the founding members of the Global Harmonization Task Force (GHTF) to obtain market access.